The wildfires raging in Israel fuelled an equally intense blaze on social media, where hashtags like "Israel is burning", "the Zionist entity is burning" and "Tel_Aviv_IsBurning" became top trending phrases on Arab social media over the past 24 hours.

While the Palestinian Authority offered to provide assistance to Israel to douse the three-day old inferno, Palestinians as well as people in the Arab world are posting inflammatory messages on Twitter and Facebook to celebrate the destruction in the neighbouring region.

Israeli authorities have blamed the fires on Arabs and non-Jewish arsonists, calling the incident an act of "terrorism". The blaze has forced close to 80,000 people to flee their homes.

Israel's police have reportedly arrested several men on suspicions of igniting the fire.

However, people in the Arab world, especially the Palestinians, believe Israel is being rewarded for its own cruel deeds of the past. Some are even praying for more destruction across the country.

Ynetnews quoted a Twitter user as saying: "All of Israel's neighbors must aid it—I suggest they send planes filled with gasoline and rain it down on the burning areas. I want to inhale the smell of barbecue from the Zionists."

Another user wrote: "God, add more fire to them until it is their end."

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A firefighting plane is seen dropping fire retardant during a wildfire, near the communal settlement of Nataf, close to Jerusalem as people in the Arab world are flooding social media sites with inflammatory messages celebrating the deadly blaze REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

A publicist from Gaza wrote: "The Russian planes that burn the Syrian bodies every day are now helping in putting out fires inside the occupied territories."

The head of General Security in Dubai, Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, tweeted: "Israel banned the muezzin and caught on fire. Blessed be God."

"Israel has no choice but to agree to coexistence and peace with the Palestinians. It doesn't matter how much time passes, they (the Palestinians) will always come out on top. That is why treating them well is the best way forward for Israel," he wrote further.

Muezzin is a man who calls followers of Islam for prayers from the minarets of mosques through loudspeakers. Israel's controversial loudspeaker bill that bans the practise attracted the ire of many Muslims in the Arab world.

Mishary Rashid Alafasy, a Kuwaiti imam, tweeted: "Best of luck to the fires :) Israel is burning and losing control. It is asking its allies for help after banning the muezzin prayer in occupied Palestine and in the holy sites that were robbed (May the heart of the faithful be purified)."

Some supporters of Israel also used the same medium to express their angst over the hateful messages.

One user wrote: "For those celebrating #israelisburning #Israel will extinguish the fires, rebuild & continue to live & thrive. While you stew in ur own hate."

Another wrote: "As a Muslim I'm ashamed to see other Muslim finding joy in this hashtag. Stay strong Israel and may you overcome this #israelisburning."

Another user who described himself as a "Jewish libertarian with a big mouth and a camera" wrote: "People who are celebrating the fact that #IsraelIsBurning are the reason why there is so much evil in this world. #PrayForIsrael"