Monday, Jan. 21
Latest News
  1. UNRWA has not received notice from Israel on closure of its schools
  2. 10% increase in Israeli demolition of Palestinian structures in 2018
  3. Israel bans 5 Endowment employees from entering Al-Aqsa
  4. Israel to shut down UNRWA schools in East Jerusalem
  5. Hospital forces Palestinians off bus, while Israeli passengers remain
  6. FM commends Malaysia, says Israel uses sports to normalize occupation
  7. Over 3 million tourists visited Palestine in 2018
  8. Israel demolishes Palestinian home for 2nd time in Lod City
  9. Israeli forces detain 5 minors from Tuqu
  10. 43 Palestinians injured during Gaza's weekly protests

Dead Sea nature reserve blazes, 3 Palestinians detained

Sept. 11, 2018 12:43 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 12, 2018 2:38 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli police forces detained three Palestinians, on Tuesday, suspected of starting a fire that broke out at the Ein Fashkha (Einot Tzukim) Nature Reserve in the northern Dead Sea overnight.

The Israeli police said in a statement that it suspected a vehicle passing on Route 90; when ordered to stop for search the driver of the vehicle fled the area; the vehicles was stopped following a chase with three Palestinian passengers inside.

The statement added that the police detained the three Palestinians afterwards, pointing out that their clothes and the vehicle sent a strong smell of fuel and fire.

Two of the detainees were identified by the police as residents of occupied East Jerusalem in the central West Bank, while the third as resident of the al-Eizariya in the central West Bank.

The police added that the detainees, all in their twenties, were transferred for interrogation.

The erupted fire caused damage to 500 dunums of vegetation; 16 fire crews and four aircraft worked to put out the fire and prevent it from spreading overnight Monday.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015