Israel is requesting international aid to combat a massive wildfire that continued to spread on multiple fronts west of Jerusalem for a second day on Monday, forcing hundreds of local residents to evacuate their homes.

Israel performed mass evacuations of Jerusalem area residents today, getting thousands of people out of the path of the largest fire in Israel since the Carmel blaze in 2010 that killed 44 people. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, but with all the events with the Taliban seizing control in Afghanistan, can anyone help but wonder if this fire might be connected to that? One thing’s for sure, watching Biden ‘handle’ Afghanistan can only be empowering and encouraging terrorists across the Middle East.

“When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.” Isaiah 4:4 (KJB)

Whether or not this current blaze threatening Jerusalem is an act of terrorism or not, the fact is Israel going forward will have their hands full with the massive instability the Biden regime is generating. Under President Trump, terrorists knew where they stood and acted accordingly. Come to think of it, terrorists know where they stand under ‘President’ Biden, and are also acting accordingly. Pray that Israel will be able to get it under control soon, and that Jerusalem will not be touched.

“For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye. And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.” Zechariah 2:8,12 (KJB)

Israel requests international aid amid massive fire around Jerusalem

FROM THE JERUSALEM POST: Fire Chief Insp.-Gen. Dedi Simchi stressed in a statement to the press on Monday evening that the fire, which has burned nearly 20,000 dunams of land so far, is on the scale of the Carmel Fire which burned large swaths of land in northern Israel in 2010, killing 44 people. Firefighters have operated at 100 hotspots so far, according to Simchi, who stressed that it was a “great achievement” that only a few houses have burned and no one has been killed. Some 10 firefighting aircraft and large numbers of firefighters are working to stop the flames.

As the large blazes began rapidly spreading towards nearby towns on Monday afternoon, emergency forces began evacuating hundreds of residents from Shoeva, Givat Ye’arim, Kibbutz Tzova, Ein Rafa and Ein Nakuba. So far, about 2,000 residents have been evacuated from their homes. Late on Monday, Kibbutz Tzova, Ein Rafa and Ein Nakuba residents were allowed to return to their homes. Simchi stressed in a statement to the press on Monday evening that the fire was human-caused, although it was still unclear if it was an accident, due to negligence or intentionally sparked.

Israel asked several Mediterranean countries to help fight the fires raging outside of Jerusalem on Monday. Turkey is expected to send a firefighting plane to aid Israeli efforts after Israel accepted the country’s offer to help, Ynet reported early Tuesday. The Foreign Ministry, in conjunction with the Public Security Ministry, sent requests to Greece, Cyprus, Italy, France and others. Simchi emphasized to Foreign Minister Yair Lapid that firefighting planes are needed as soon as possible.

Lapid also spoke with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias, who said Greece will help however it can. Israel sent firefighters, planes and other aid to Greece when it battled wildfires earlier this month. The foreign minister also spoke to his counterpart in Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides, who agreed to send planes and firefighters. Earlier Monday, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett instructed the National Security Council to consider asking for international aid. Likud criticized Bennett, saying he should have asked earlier.

“Why is he waiting? We would have enlisted international aid immediately and not have wasted precious time as he did when he waited six weeks to bring third shots against coronavirus, which were ordered in advance. Human lives are at stake,” the Likud spokesman said, adding a thank you to the firefighters.

Israel Fire and Rescue Services declared a general call up on Monday afternoon to concentrate efforts to fight the growing fire. On Tuesday morning, six aircraft from Chim-Nir Aviation will join the firefighting efforts. READ MORE

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