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Arson suspected in forest fire near Beit Shemesh

A forest fire near Givat Ye'arim, on August 16, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Illustrative: A forest fire near Givat Ye'arim, August 16, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Fire and Rescue Services are battling flames at the Begin Park in the Judean Hills near Beit Shemesh.

Authorities say that firefighters are working to counter the blaze at at least seven different locations in the forest, leading to suspicion that the fire was set intentionally.

Ten firefighting teams and four firefighting planes are battling the flames, say fire officials.

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