The Israel Fire: Murder

Ha’aretz writes

If the Carmel disaster turns out to be man-made and if the perpetrators are caught, they should be tried for murder.

Indeed! At present 41 lives have been claimed by this horrific disaster (not to mention the toll taken on the beautiful Camel landscape.

The inevitable official inquiry into yesterday’s calamitous chain of events in the Carmel disaster will not have to look far to see the structural failures in handling large fires. It can start by looking at the State Comptroller’s 2007 report that castigated the fire service facilities.

Dreadful. Doubtless there’ll be more to come.