Too many fires are ignored for too long. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Rachel
    • 03.12.10 | 08:33 (IST)

    2 days ago, I drove on route 443. On the way there, out of sight of a checkpoint but just before the checkpoint back over the green line, we saw a series of large fires had been set and 3-4 men walking away. We stopped and told a soldier...who sent us to another soldier....who made us explain again to a 3rd - who just shrugged and said it didn't matter. I was horrified - after we have had several fires set over the past year, and 9 months of drought, how can people setting a series of fires in open land and walking away 'not matter'? A few months back a friend discovered a fire in a forest while walking her dog, alerted a police car in the area, and they just shrugged and asked what it had to do with them - SHE had to tell THEM that they should get it dealt with and put out. Where are people's brains these days?

    from the article: Fire department was slow to respond, pilot says
    First published 02:25 03.12.10 | Last updated 02:25 03.12.10
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