PMO: We'll study and deal with Carmel Fire report

August 14, 2011 21:22

The Prime Minister's Office on Sunday said it would study and deal accordingly with a draft of the State Comptroller's extensive report into the Carmel Fire that was released earlier in the day.

"It should be pointed out that the current government allocated more resources to the firefighting services after decades of neglect, well before the Carmel Fire," the PMO statement said.

"Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu brought in airplanes that greatly aided the firefighters in the Carmel, as the State Comptroller's report points out," the statement said.

"After the fire, assisted by his ministers, the Prime Minister led the development of an aerial firefighting service which has already proved itself by extinguishing 70 fires including the large fire in the Jerusalem forest which threatened to burn Yad Vashem."

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