Israel Ablaze After Cutting Volume from Prayer Towers Video
Yesterday, terrorists celebrated Thanksgiving day in Israel by setting hundreds of wildfires as an act of war. 80,000 people in Haifa – one-third of its population – had to be evacuated from their homes. Flames burned in the forest west of Jerusalem that could be seen above 20-story skyscrapers in the city.
The source of the terrorists’ displeasure? Israel has been considering noise limits on the Muslim calls to prayer several times a day from their prayer towers.
If you have traveled in the Middle East, these calls are extraordinarily loud. No matter what your religion, the volume is such that they cannot be avoided.
According to Hamas official Izaat al Risheq in a tweet:
“They tried to ban the muezzin’s [Mew ezz’ enz] call, and Allah rained fire on them.”
The muezzin is the man who calls Muslims to prayer from the minaret of a mosque over highly amplified loud speakers.
According to yesterday’s YNet News, the English-language website of Israel’s most-read newspaper, the Dubai security chief tweeted:
“Israel banned the muezzin and caught on fire.”
While a Kuwaiti Imam tweeted:
“Best of luck to the fires.”
The hashtag “Israel is burning” has become one of the top trends on Arab media over the past 24 hours.
This photo by Na’ama Hirsch shows the fires in the beautiful hills surrounding Haifa.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that at least some of the fires were deliberately set by arsonists:
“Every fire caused by arson or incitement to arson is terror and will be treated as such.”
Firefighting air tankers from across the region have pitched in to help Israel – even coming from the unlikely nation of Turkey. Today, the U.S. is sending it’s most advanced firefighter aircraft – a specially-made Boeing 747 that can carry 74 tons of water or flame retardant that can dispense its cargo under pressure which mimics the cooling effects of a rainstorm.