In several areas have already declared a state of emergency and evacuated the population, the authorities have requested the help of neighboring countries
Powerful forest fires started this week in several areas of Israel.
The fire raging near the village of Nataf near Jerusalem forest and bushes are burning in the area of Latroun between tel Aviv and Jerusalem. To the North is a difficult situation because of the fires observed at the entrances to the towns of Hadera and Zichron Yaakov. In several areas the authorities have declared a state of emergency and evacuated the population.
According to recent reports, 60 people were injured and over 80 people were treated in hospitals with a poisoning with burning products.
However, the most difficult situation in Haifa.
In some areas of Haifa began the evacuation of the population and in institutions. Discontinued studies at the University, students and faculty evacuated.
Due to weather conditions stopped sending and receiving ships in the port of Haifa. The security personnel of the port joined the firefighters combating the fire in different parts of the city. Hospital of Haifa translated in an operation mode in emergency mode. In hospital admissions are reinforced brigade of doctors.
In connection with the distribution of forest fires in Haifa and the surrounding area were evacuated about 600 prisoners and about 150 members of the prison security “Carmel” and “Damon”.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the leaders of neighboring States with a request on assistance in extinguishing forest fires raging in several regions of the country.
Today, 24 November, Israel must arrive at least ten fire fighting aircraft from Croatia, Italy, Greece, Russia and Cyprus.
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