Netanyahu: Israel Will Expedite Aid for Fire Victims

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, on November 13, 2016

The Jerusalem Post reports:  As the country’s beleaguered emergency personnel finally extinguish dozens of remaining fires that destroyed large swaths of residential and forest areas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday vowed to expedite aid to thousands of victims who have been displaced.

Noting the gravity of the destruction, which surpassed the deadly 2010 Mount Carmel forest fire in scope – though 44 people died on the Carmel – Netanyahu said he will work in step with government agencies to ensure help is afforded to all victims in a timely fashion.

A total of 150 people have been injured, and 560 homes destroyed, officials said.

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