Israel Fire: IN PHOTOS

Fires raged throughout Israel for a third consecutive day. Some of the incidents are believed to be cases of politically motivated arson.

Israel fire: Israeli firefighter in Beit Mier, near Jerusalem, extinguishes brush fire. November 25, 2016
Israel fire: Israeli firefighter in Beit Mier, near Jerusalem, extinguishes brush fire. November 25, 2016 Photo: Oliver Fitoussi

Tens of thousands were told to evacuate immediately as fires raged throughout Israel for a third consecutive day. The security establishment increasingly believes that several of the wildfires may have been politically motivated cases of arson. Be the first to get updated: Download our App, sign up to Breaking-News Alerts, and Subscribe || Click Here For Live Updates

Fire In Haifa

The rash of fires is the worst since 2010, when Israel suffered the single deadliest wildfire in its history. That blaze burned out of control for four days, killed 42 people and was extinguished only after firefighting aircraft from as far away as the United States arrived and brought it under control

The American "Supertanker" helps extinguish a fire in the Jerusalem area, November 26, 2016.
Airport spokesman
Fires burn in the horizon as firefighters battle to control a fire that broke out in Nataf, west of Abu Ghosh, along the border with the West Bank on November 25, 2016.
Ahmad Gharabli / AFP
Family on the run, after ordered to evacuate from house in Haifa, November 23, 2016.
Rami Shllush
Damage in a burnt backyard in Zichron Yaakov
Abdullah Shama
Israel fire: People flee as fires rages in Haifa, November 24, 2016.
Gil Eliyahu
Israel fires: Fires blaze the hills as a firefighter sprays water around a house in Nataf outside Jerusalem, Israel, November 25, 2016.
Ammar Awad, Reuters
Romema neighbourhood in Haifa, Israel, November 25, 2016.
Rami Shllush
Smoke from a fire in Haifa, Israel, November 24, 2016.
Rami Shllush
Israel fires: A view inside a burnt house in Haifa, Israel, November 25, 2016.
Jack Guez, AFP
A plane drops retardant over a Neve Ilan, November 23, 2016.
Ilan Assayag
Israelis take pictures of smoke rising from bushfires in the northern Israeli port city of Haifa on November 24, 2016.
Hundreds of Israelis fled their homes on the outskirts of the country's third city Haifa with others trapped inside as firefighters struggled to control raging bushfires, officials said.
Jack Guez, AFP
A plane drops retardant in Haifa, November 24, 2016.
Rami Shllush
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Zikhron Ya'akov, November 22, 2016.
Emil Salman
A fire burns in Haifa, Israel, November 24, 2016.
Ariel Schalit, AP