Planes from Cyprus, Turkey and Russia were on their way, while flame-retardant materials were being flown in from France, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said.Further global assistance is due to arrive later on Friday, as fire crews battled high winds driving the blaze towards the city of Haifa.
At least 41 people have died and scores have been injured in what is thought to be the country's largest forest fire.
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That is a tragic number of deaths and underlines the severity of this forest fire. Avigdor Lieberman made a point of thanking Turkey for the support despite the recent strain in relations and i hope this is a conciliatory step towards friendship however i am likely being over-optimistic.
Regardless this issue is about Israel and this is being posted in respect for those killed, especially to those who where stuck in a coach when it caught fire yesterday amidst the chaos of the blaze.