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12 arrested on suspicion of arson over series of wildfires in Israel

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The Supreme Court of Israel. Photo: israeltourism.

PanARMENIAN.Net – Israeli police have arrested 12 people on suspicion of arson over a series of wildfires that have burned around the country for four days, BBC News reports.

Firefighters have brought a blaze under control around the northern city of Haifa, where about 80,000 people were ordered to evacuate.

But officials say several smaller fires are still being tackled in different locations.

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