Arson suspected after fire at Knesset tent vigil for October 7 victims

Authorities are reportedly investigating if a tent set up outside the Knesset where families of those killed and kidnapped on October 7 have been holding vigil may have been set on fire intentionally.

Nobody was injured in the Thursday night blaze, which damaged only a corner of the tent, thanks to the quick work of those inside, who put out the flames after smelling smoke, according to organizers.

A social media account representing those who set up the tent says police ruled out an electrical fire and are looking into the possibility of arson.

“Given the threats we’ve been subjected to the last few weeks, it would not be a surprise,” a tweet reads.


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