Multiple New Fires Across Israel As Haifa Residents Cleared To Return Home

The Jerusalem Post reports: Israel continued to battle fires in different parts of the country on Friday, with outbreaks reported in Beit Meir in the Jerusalem hills, near Kiryat Gat in the South of the country, next to Harashim in the Galilee, and across the Haifa region.

Egypt, Jordan and Azerbaijan have committed to sending help in combating the flames: Azerbaijan has committed a fire plane, Egypt two helicopters, and Jordan fire trucks and crews.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toured burned buildings in Haifa and met with fire crews. Most of the city’s 75,000 evacuated residents were permitted to return home Friday afternoon.

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