Israel has accepted an offer by the Palestinian Authority to send four firefighting teams to help combat the blazes across the country, a senior official said on Thursday. Israel Fire: IN PHOTOS
The official said that the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories is overseeing the cooperation between the Palestinian and the Israeli fire crews.
At least 130 have been injured in the fires, mostly from smoke inhalation. None were considered in serious or life-threatening condition.
Russia, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Croatia and Cyprus agreed earlier on Thursday to send a total of 10 airplanes to Israel to help battle the blaze.
A Boeing 747 “Supertanker,” a massive firefighting plane, will arrive in Israel from the United States within 28 hours to help handle the wave of fires. The Supertanker was also brought to Israel in 2010 to fight the massive fire raging in the Carmel region.
Source : Haaretz