The area around Jerusalem is under fire, which began on the 15th and has destroyed large areas of forest and farmland and threatened several villages, RT reported Thursday evening. At present, Israel is appealing for international assistance.
Video from social media on the evening of the 16th showed flames raging on the side of the road and vehicles struggling to move. The fire also threatened one of Israel’s largest medical centers, the report said.
As early as the 15th, about 75 firefighters and 10 aircraft have arrived to fight the fire, but as of the report is still not under control, has burned at least 4,200 acres (17,000 hectares) of land.
Israel’s foreign ministry says it has sought assistance from several other countries to put out the blaze.