DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. November 24, 2016, 8:52 AM (IDT)
Israel's Route 443 was closed to traffic Thursday morning due to a brush fire in the area of the Maccabim checkpoint. The fire is now spreading west in the direction of a commercial center in the city of Modi'in. Two firefighting helicopters have been sent into the air and six firefighting teams are operating in the area. The residents of several streets in the city have been instructed to stay in their homes. For more details on the alleged terror-by-arson, see DEBKAfile's special report.
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