Fires have broken out all over Israel and the occupied West Bank, starting Tuesday and continuing until Thursday evening, due to “dry winds.”
However, PNN reports that, according to the Israeli minister of public security, Gilad Erdan, reasons to the fire were due to arson.
On Wednesday night, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s office said that Greece, Croatia and Russia were sending fire-fighting aircraft to help put out the fire.
On Thursday morning, Palestinian civil defense forces said that they responded to over 68 fires, stressing that citizens be careful in dealing with fires and especially with the wind, which can easily spread any fire quickly.
Spokesman at the Palestinian Civil Defense, Nael Al-Azzeh, said that there are fears of more fire since the trees and the grasses are so dry.