A firefighting aircraft flies over a forest near kibbutz Harel which was damaged by wildfires during a record heatwave, in Israel May 24, 2019..
(photo credit: RONEN ZVULUN / REUTERS)
Heavy heat caused train tacks to expand and disruptions in train arrival and departure times, Israel Railways wrote on Facebook on Friday.
Regional manager at the Jewish National Fund (JNF) Gilaad Mstai said that his teams of foresters "are extinguishing the forests [fires] with their tears," the JNF wrote on social media on Friday.
Ten thousand dunams (2471 acres) of Ben Shemen Forest had been burnt so far, the post stated.
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