Palestinian firefighters arrive to help put out the flames across Israel
Across the country hundreds of fire-fighters spread out to battle the wildfires raging in Haifa, Modi’in, Rishon Lezion and many other locations.
As fires raged across Israel Thursday evening eight Palestinian fire fighting crews arrived to Israel to put out the flames.
Four crews entered in the north though the Gilboa crossing to assist teams in Haifa.
An additional four crews were sent to help with the fires in the Jerusalem area.Across the country hundreds of fire-fighters spread out to battle the wildfires raging in Haifa, Modi’in, Rishon Lezion and many other locations, a sense of existential emergency has begun to emerge. Among fire-fighters, rhetoric has been transformed from talk of fighting flames to that of fighting a battle.
“We are at war,” Haifa Fire Service spokesman Uri Chibutro told Maariv. “It is very important to listen to all the personnel. At the moment the fire is not under control, and I advise everyone to listen to rescue teams and emergency instructions.”
As of Thursday night 67 people remained hospitalized from fire related injuries. One person was moderately injures, the rest were lightly injured.
Eliyahu Kamisher contributed to this report.