60,000 Israelis evacuated as massive fires continue to rage

More than 60,000 people from the northern city of Haifa were evacuated from their homes as firefighters battle massive blazes that have gripped the country over the past three days. Five countries, including Russia and Turkey, sent firefighting planes to assist Israel in tackling the fires, which officials said may have been started intentionally. Israel’s internal security agencies are looking into the causes of the blazes, which started on Monday night and have broken out in several other places around the country. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Haifa evening to meet with fire and police chiefs.  










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