International crews help Israel fight forest fire

International crews help Israel fight forest fire
By Rami Amichai and Dedi Hayoun Rami Amichai And Dedi Hayoun – Fri Dec 3, 4:02 pm ET
"As the fire progressed, fanned by strong easterly winds, there was barely concealed anger that so many lives were lost in a country that spends billions of dollars a year on weaponry but significantly less on its emergency services.
"What would we have done if faced with dozens and hundreds of missiles that might have ignited fires in several areas, including urban areas with multi-story buildings?" asked the top-selling daily, Yedioth Ahronoth.
Some Israeli newspapers speculated that the fire might have been started deliberately, and one suggested it might prove to be the "worst terror attack" in Israel's history."

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