The father of the 14-year-old Usfiya boy who admitted to starting a fire, which may have led to the Carmel forest inferno, denied that his son was involved, in a Tuesday interview with Army Radio.
"The guard at school said that my son was 15 minutes late, and waited until his second class started, at 8:45. The teachers say he was in every class after that," the father told Army Radio.
He added: "Pilots only saw the fire at 11:40, three hours later. How could my son have done it?"