Netanyahu: We Will Replace Every Burned Tree with Ten More

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opens the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem's office on July 3, 2016

The Jerusalem Post reports:  One week after brush fires destroyed hundreds of homes and displaced tens of thousands of families in the north and central regions of the country, police on Monday said the most deadly blazes have been extinguished.

Since last Tuesday, more than 3,035 hectares (7,500 acres) of forests and 1,090 hectares (2,700 acres) of urban areas have been destroyed by fires in Haifa, Zichron Ya’acov, Neveh Shalom, Modi’in, Neveh Ilan, Nataf and other areas throughout the country, according to Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund’s firefighting services.

Speaking Monday morning at a memorial ceremony at Mount Herzl for soldiers killed in the 1956 Sinai Campaign, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to rebuild the homes that were lost in the fire and replant the forests that were burned.

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