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Israel: Country battles against massive wildfires01:00

Israel: Country battles against massive wildfires

Israel, Haifa
November 24, 2016 at 12:50 GMT -00:00 · Published

Footage shot in Haifa on Thursday shows the aftermath of a massive wildfire which has forced thousands to leave their homes, as firefighters across Israel battle against the blazes.

According to Israeli police, the blazes started early Tuesday morning at Neve Shalom, a small town outside Jerusalem. Other fires broke out later in other areas of northern Israel and around Jerusalem, damaging hundreds of homes and forcing authorities to evacuate thousands.

Several countries including Russia, Italy, Greece and Croatia have offered Israel help in putting out the fires.

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Footage shot in Haifa on Thursday shows the aftermath of a massive wildfire which has forced thousands to leave their homes, as firefighters across Israel battle against the blazes.

According to Israeli police, the blazes started early Tuesday morning at Neve Shalom, a small town outside Jerusalem. Other fires broke out later in other areas of northern Israel and around Jerusalem, damaging hundreds of homes and forcing authorities to evacuate thousands.

Several countries including Russia, Italy, Greece and Croatia have offered Israel help in putting out the fires.

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