Residents of an immigrant absorption center in Beersheba are living through the heatwave without air conditioning
The grazing done by the livestock noticeably lowers the risk of wildfires spreading, allowing firefighters to gain control over fires more easily.
The Fire and Rescue Services believes that the fire began at about 10 p.m. on Monday near the Palestinian Authority and progressed toward the area currently affected by the fire.
The heat wave that began on Wednesday has continued to grow in intensity over the weekend, causing wildfires near Beit Shemesh.
The temperatures across the country will stand between 35° Celsius (95° Fahrenheit) and 40° Celsius (104° Fahrenheit) for a period of several days.
Wildfires break out in the area often, but the fires currently blazing after a warm and dry winter are much larger than the usual blazes
During the visit, he met with the zoo's staff and management, as well as with koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, an echidna and even a platypus.