Fire Ravages Offices of ex-Labor Minister; Police Suspect Arson

Moshe Shahal's Tel Aviv law firm was severely damaged; historical building was architectural gem.

Fire severely damaged the Tel Aviv offices of ex-Labor minister Moshe Shahal's law firm early Tuesday morning.

Tel Aviv Fire Brigade managed to contain the fire, which police suspect was the result of an arson attack.

The building, which was built in the 1920s and is considered an architectural gem, belongs to Shahal, his son and his partner.

Adv. Shahal was a Labor MK between 1971 and 1998, and served as Infrastructure, Communications and Public Security minister under Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin.