Europeans and Egypt send air support as Israel battles wildfires

Israel spends weekend ablaze as fires break out throughout the country
by Tamar Beeri
May 26, 2019

Firefighters managed to contain by Saturday the wildfires that had raged throughout Israel the previous days. International help from Greece, Croatia, Italy, Egypt and Cyprus arrived to help battle the blazes, while Russia and the Palestinian Authority also offered support, according to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Some 3,500 people were evacuated from towns and dozens of homes were destroyed during the heights of the blazes on Thursday as brushfires raged nationwide, with more than 500 acres of woodland burned…READ MORE

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