A massive and catastrophic fire has broken out at Brazil’s national museum in the capital, Rio de Janeiro. The 200-year-old building contained ancient artifacts among the 20 million items in its collection.
Kite bombs flown over the Gaza Strip toward Israel have damaged more than 740 acres of Israeli agricultural land over the last two months. Israeli firefighters extinguished 17 separate fires in the area, yesterday alone.
Two cropdusters normally used in agriculture are repurposed to battle brush fires burning a path towards the city of Petach Tikvah in the center of Israel. 11 firetrucks fought the blaze and one neighborhood was evacuated.
In the wake of ongoing clashes between the Israeli authorities and the Palestinians, a Bituach Leumi (national insurance, or social security) office in the Wadi Joz neighborhood in East Jerusalem was set ablaze Wednesday night.
Palestinian arsonists burned down a Jewish religious school in Israel’s northern Samaria hills Monday, during a “Day of Rage” in support of an ongoing hunger strike by Palestinian terrorists in Israeli prisons.