An Israeli police source reported on Friday that the police averted a disaster in Rehovot, south of Tel Aviv, after a pullout foe torched gas depot close to a residential building.
Pullout foes also slogans against Sharon in Rehovot, calling him a murderer, and vowed that the gas depot is only the beginning.
An Israeli police source reported that fire fighters stopped a disaster and prevented what would have been a huge explosion since flammable materials were also found on the ground under the Gas depot.Ã‚Â
Shimon Gamliel, Rehovot Fire Department Commander, said that a call came in around 3 a.m reporting a small fire in the area, Ã¢â‚¬Å“but after the firefighters arrived the discovered the gas depot and the flammable materialsÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The gas was leaking from the open valvesÃ¢â‚¬Â, Gamliel said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“fire began spreading, fortunately it is an underground gas depot, and its valves are above the groundÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Yifrach Duvdevani, Israeli police commander said that Initial police reports revealed that this attack was intended to cause human loses.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We must conduct extensive efforts in order to arrest this madmanÃ¢â‚¬Â, Duvdevani said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“we view this incident as a terrorist attack, taking in consideration that a residential building is only 30 meters away from the gas depotÃ¢â‚¬Â.