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Erdan orders police patrols in forested areas in bid to stop fires

Police say a wave of fires throughout the country were likely caused by arson.

The suspicion of arson has strengthened, leading Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan and Israel Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich to order a dramatic bolstering of patrols in forested areas starting Wednesday night.

Police are also launching a major arson investigation to find the suspected culprits.

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