An increase in terror, arson and ecological damage from the PA adds up to a new kind of intifada. The PFLP terror group confirms the intent. ... Although the raging inferno that swept through the northern Carmel area earlier this month was started by accident, at least 25 other fires followed in other forests that were not. Arsonists targeted the "Peace Forest" outside Jerusalem 18 times in the past month, but few of the fires were reported in the Israeli media. The Hebrew-language daily Maariv quoted police who said the attacks were deliberately hushed up "so as not to inspire action by more potential terrorists." The newspaper referred to the situation as "a true intifada" and warned that leftist Israel media are soft-pedaling attacks by Arab terrorists. In addition, a newly released report by Israels Environment Ministry has noted that streams in Judea and Samaria are being fouled with raw sewage discharged by PA Arabs. The report cites the lack of sewage treatment facilities in the Palestinian Authority, combined with the deliberate lack of cooperation between the PA government and Israel as causes for the pollution. Itche Meir, chairman of the Municipal Environmental Associated of Samaria, told Arutz Shevas Hebrew news service last week that he believes there is also some damage being inflicted by the Arabs deliberately. "This is a type of ecological Intifada, he said. "They found out that this hurts us so they exploit it."