Netanyahu asks assistance from foreign governments to help battle forest fires

November 23, 2016 16:40


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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu requested on Wednesday assistance from neighboring countries to help battle a forest fire raging in multiple locations across Israel.

It remains unclear what specific countries were asked to assist Israel in battling the blazes.

Overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday, more than 30 crews of firefighters assisted by 12 IDF firefighting crews worked to fight the fires developing in Zichron Yaakov and the surrounding region.

In addition, a forest fire erupted in the Judean Mountains community of Nataf, located 12 miles northwest of Jerusalem, on Wednesday.

Emergency units were in the area and airplanes and a police helicopter were involved in efforts to control the fire.

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