As Arab and Muslim countries surprisingly send help to battle the raging forest fire in Israel…

Many in the Arab world strongly condemn those countries, with a majority of comments from several leading Arab media outlets and websites, believing that God is punishing Israel and the fires should be allowed to burn and spread.

The photos of dead bodies below come from a Muslim discussion forum, already up to 15 pages of comments, the overwhelming majority hateful. See (English translation) I am a Muslim Network via Elder of Ziyon (H/T QV) (I have deleted all photos of the dead Israelis because it was too painful for some of my Israeli readers to look at. With apologies)


FIREFIGHTERS from around the world were last night battling to halt the spread of the deadly forest fire engulfing northern Israel. British teams were joined by others from Russia, America, Greece, Cyprus and Bulgaria. Neighboring Muslim countries Jordan and Egypt sent firefighters and equipment to Haifa in the north-east, as did Turkey and even the Palestinian National Authority.

Jerusalem Post – – Many Arabs also strongly condemned Egypt and Jordan for agreeing to help in extinguishing the blaze. Others called on Israel’s enemies, particularly Iran, Hamas and Hizbullah, to seize the opportunity and try to wipe Israel off the face of earth. Only a few readers and viewers expressed sympathy with Israel over the tragedy and loss of many lives.


Following is a sample of the comments that have appeared over the past few days in the Arab media:

“May Allah punish all Arabs who helped put down the fire.”

“We pray to Allah that the fire will grow and spread to oil wells in the Arab world.” “O Allah, burn them [Jews] before the Day of Judgement.”

“O Allah, destroy them and all the enemies of Islam.”

“May Allah take revenge against them and displace them together with our corrupt [Arab] governments.”

“This is the right time for Iran. If one fire has caused panic in the Zionist entity, where are Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hassan Nasrallah? And where is Syria? One rocket could set thousands of fires.”


“Allah gives time, but never neglects. The Israelis are being punished for their deeds. We hope their end is nearing.”

“Sounds strange that Arabs are sending aid to our enemies. Allah is punishing the Jews by making the fire. No military force or US veto can stop the fire.”

“Thank God for this new Holocaust and shame on the Egyptian authorities who rushed to save the Zionists while continuing to lay siege against our brothers in the Gaza Strip.”

“Thank God for burning the Jews the same way they burned our Muslim brothers in Palestine.”


“To Hizbullah, Hamas and all Arabs: This is a golden opportunity to get rid of Israel. The sea and fire are in front of the Jews and weapons are behind them.”

“This fire is the result of prayers from our prisoners held in occupation jails. The fire of Hell will be even stronger. May those Arabs who are helping the Jews burn with them in Hell.”

“Allahu Akbar! This is an effective weapon. We call on our Palestinian brothers to set fire to all forests.”

“How many prisoners did the wardens torture? Allah has answered the prayers of the oppressed.”