Israeli troops have arrested five more Palestinian suspects in connection with three arson attempts in the West Bank and Israel, the army says, bringing the total of those arrested thus far to nearly 40.
Three suspects were picked up near Ariel on the suspicion that they started a fire outside the West Bank settlement on Thursday night.
One man was arrested in Barta’a, on the West Bank side of the Arab village. He is suspected of starting a fire in the nearby Reihan forest.
The fifth suspect was arrested for allegedly starting a fire near Mei Ami, a Jewish community near Umm-al-Fahm in northern Israel, the army says.
— Judah Ari Gross