Israeli police arrested two suspects in connection to a deadly wildfire raging in the country's north, though a police spokesman said appears the fires started out of negligence.
...British Prime Minister David Cameron instructed the Royal Air Force to deploy two helicopters from Cyprus to help put out the fire, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Friday.
Hague expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and to the thousands who have had to be evacuated because of the blaze.
"This tragedy is all the more sad as it comes as the Jewish community around the world celebrates Hanukkah, a time of hope and joy," Hague said.
A Debka article reveals that "police spokesmen reported that an initial probe had shown the Carmel fire was set off Thursday, Dec. 1, by the carelessness of an Isfiya family who neglected to put out the nargilla they were smoking."
Click here to read an article titled Hanukkah in the Age of Wikileaks by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.