The two Usfiya brothers suspected of starting the deadly fire in the Carmel region arrived at the Haifa Magistrate's Court Sunday for a hearing on the extension of their detention. Their father said "we won't allow two good kids to be framed with this case," on Sunday prior to the hearing.
The father continued on to say that the boys "had nothing to do with the fire, they didn't even know about it. One of them was sleeping and the other was in school.He blames the "negligence of the neighbors who framed the boys," saying that "my boys do not smoke Nargila, and you can check that in a lab. I stand besides them and will continue to stand beside them. I will see to it that they are released immediately."
The father added that he too "served in the army, and my family and I tried to help the firefighters to put out the fire in the past few days."