Israel battles forest fire with foreign help

European aircraft dumped tons of water over flames shooting from tall trees Friday in northern Israel as firefighters struggled for a second day to contain the country's worst-ever forest fire, which has killed 42 people and displaced thousands.

 
 

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A Canadair firefighter plane sprays water over flames in the Carmel Forest on the outskirts of Haifa as thousands of Israeli firemen and rescuers fight to control the massive forest fire. Global help poured in to battle the biggest inferno in the country's history.


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