Israeli Firefighters to Help Battle California Blazes

Stand for Israel  |  September 1, 2020

California's Heat Crisis Shifts To Fires Raging Statewide
A firefighter with the Jameson Creek CDF station fights a fire on a property on Acorn Drive during the CZU Lightning Complex fire in Santa Cruz County, California, U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. More than 360 blazes are burning in California, forcing mass evacuations in the northern part of the state and creating an air quality emergency. Photographer: Philip Pacheco/Bloomberg via Getty Images

As if the ongoing pandemic hadn’t delivered enough challenges, the people of California are again facing deadly fires. And, as usual, America’s Israeli allies offered their assistance. The Times of Israel reports that a team of firefighters from the Holy Land will come to the U.S. to help battle the raging inferno:

Alongside the firefighters, experts on rescue and forest fires, as well as a Foreign Ministry representative, will make the trip, according to a ministry statement…

Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi touted the delegation as as “an expression of the deep friendship between the peoples” and said it underlined the “excellent relations” between the countries.

“I praise the members of the delegation and wish them success on their mission,” he was quoted saying in the ministry statement.

The announcement came as more than 50,000 people, forced to flee their homes…

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