Greece, Croatia and Russia are sending fire-fighting aircraft to help Israel fight large brush fires in the central and northern regions, the Prime Minister’s Office announced on Wednesday evening.
“I asked for an immediate increase in the request for the planes,” Netanyahu said while visiting Zichron Ya’acov, noting that during the Mount Carmel forest fire six years ago (when 44 people died), dozens of aircraft were brought to Israel from the US and various countries in Europe – including Greece,Russia and Croatia – to help douse the blaze.
Since that time, Israel has built its own squadron of fire-fighting aircraft.
“Today, because we have our own squadron, our needs are not as great, but there are certain needs …