News reports about widespread forest fires in Israel this week have been met with jubilant reactions from some Arab social media users.
Hundreds of Israeli households have been evacuated in the north of the country and in the vicinity of Jerusalem over the past days, however few casualties have been reported.
The reports in the Arab media focused on the gravity of the fires and the fact that Israel may appeal for international assistance.
Many on Arab social media followed the news and gloated at the hardship that Israel is experiencing.
“I wish the fire catches on to their cloths and they start failing, then we’ll be able to get rid of them,” Elgeneral tweeted.
عقبال ماتمسك في هدومهم وبدوا يفشلوا ونرتاح منهم
— EL GENRAL (@sayedelgabary) November 23, 2016
“Please Allah, let Israel burn entirely, Amen,” Mohammed Almasri wrote.
الاهى تولع اسرائيل كلها الله هم امين
— محمدابوالدهب المصرى (@G14Tg6WcNpb5G1C) November 23, 2016
“May they burn on the grill like a kebab, in this world and the afterlife,” Shawky tweeted.
يارب ينشووا دنيا و أخرة …
— shawky (@shawkyaldalaa) November 23, 2016
Abdul Salem gave the reports a political twist: “Yesterday in Kirdaha [Syrian President Bashar Assad’s hometown], today in the Zionist entity, and tomorrow, inshallah, in the dirty hearts of Tehran and Moscow.”
أمس في القرداحة واليوم في الكيان الصهيوني وغدا بحول الله وقوته وبطشه ومكره في قلب طهران النجس وقلب موسكو القذر
— Abdussalam Jaamour (@asjaamour) November 23, 2016
Ayman Hunaiti rejoiced: “A huge forest fire in Zichron Yaakov in the center of Israel, where the Jericho ballistic missiles are stored.”
— Israeli Affairs Expert خبير اردني-شؤون اسرائيلية (@AymanHunaiti) November 22, 2016