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A money exchanger holds a handful of Israeli shekels in the market place on June 12, 2015, Gaza City, Gaza.

Israel Approves Emergency Financial Aid For Fire Victims

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon approved on Saturday evening a stipend of 2,500 shekels ($650) per person for those who have fled the raging fires nationwide over the past five days and could not return to their homes either because they were destroyed or are currently uninhabitable.

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Netanyahu: ‘Evidence Of Arson’ In Wildfires Sweeping Israel

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that there was “evidence of arson” relating to the wildfires sweeping across Israel. “Our first goal is saving lives and I ask residents to do exactly what the authorities ask of

An ambulance driver waits in front of the emergency room of the Nahariya hospital August 3, 2006 in Nahariya, Israel.

Watch: Major Blaze Threatens Northern Israeli Town

Brush fires broke out in several places around northern Israel Tuesday afternoon, including a major blaze in and around the town of Zichron Yaakov that engulfed dozens of homes and caused police to evacuate several neighborhoods.