Firefighters and investigative police officers carry the bodies of firefighters who died battling wildfires in a mountain near Carahue, southern Chile, Thursday Jan. 5, 2012. Shifting winds caused flames to sweep over a group of Chilean firefighters Thursday, killing six of them, badly burning two and leaving another missing. Nearly 50 wildfires have sprung up in southern Chile, destroying hundreds of houses, forcing the evacuations of thousands of people and causing millions of dollars in damage to the forestry and tourism industries that fuel the economy in the country’s Patagonia region. (AP Photo/Hector Andrade, Agencia Uno)
Chile – Antisemitic conspiracy theories have appeared on Chilean websites following the arrest of an Israeli tourist in connection with a devastating forest fire.
Rotem Singer, 23, has been questioned by police for allegedly starting the blaze at the Torres del Paine national park by failing to extinguish burning toilet paper.
He has denied any involvement but has been ordered to remain in Chile while the investigation is carried out. If convicted, he could face a fine and up to 60 days in jail.
His arrest has been fruit for conspiracy theorists, who are blaming Israel for this fire and a wave of similar ones that swept Chile over the last week.
In other news………….
A swastika is scratched into a Jews car or is it a game of tic tac toe? We antisemites are always wrong, always guilty and shouldnt be allowed to speak. Either way insurance will pay it off or it’s just plain hate.
Jerusalem – Police arrested on Sunday three additional suspects in Jerusalem who are allegedly part of a large group of men suspected of pedophilia in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Nachlaot, in what police are calling the largest pedophilia case in the capital’s recent history.
They were investigating claims that more than 70 children were abused. Six men were arrested in the fall of last year, though police were only able to indict two of them. The rest have been released on conditions to the neighborhood.