Azerbaijan sends fire-fighting plane to Israel
Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Emergency Situations, upon the instruction of the country’s President Ilham Aliyev, sent BE-200CS amphibious aircraft to Israel to help put out wildfires raging through this country, APA reports.
About 80,000 people have been told to evacuate their homes as wildfires swept into Israel's third largest city of Haifa.
The fires follow a two-month drought and are being fanned by strong winds in the north of the city. Wildfires are also threatening homes near Jerusalem and in the West Bank.