Arab social media networks today (November 24, 2016) were rife with inflammatory celebratory reactions in light of the myriad of brush fires that have been blazing across central and northern Israel for the past three days, the Jerusalem Post website reports.
Dry conditions and high winds have spread the flames across central and northern regions of Israel as well as parts of the West Bank.
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said this morning that he suspected that up to half of the fires had been intentionally ignited by arsonists. Education Minister Naftali Bennett said that those who set them could not be Jewish, thus implying that the fires were set by Islamic terrorists.
One of the most popular Twitter tweets commending the fires reads, "Israel has prevented the muezzin (a Muslim prayer crier) calls to prayer, and then it was engulfed in fire."