#Israel The “Holy land is ablaze” Town near Jerusalem evacuated as fires continue to rage 

Firefighters are continuing overnight Thursday to fight the fires that are raging across Israel.At around 2:00 a.m. a fire broke out in the Beit Shemesh area, near the town of Beit Meir.Residents of Beit Meir were evacuated from their homes, most of them to the nearby town of Shoresh. 25 firefighting crews are at the scene.Earlier on Thursday night, the community of Har Halutz in the central Galilee was evacuated after a fire in the Karmiel area threatened homes in the community.Six houses were damaged in the fire, which was extinguished shortly before 3:00 a.m. and residents were permitted to return to their homes.Another forest fire erupted between Iksal and Nazareth Illit. Firefighters are working to extinguish the fire.A fire also broke out in a wadi near the community of Dolev in the Binyamin region, and several residents were evacuated from their homes. The fire was contained shortly before 3:00 a.m. and residents were allowed to return to their homes.

Source: Town near Jerusalem evacuated as fires continue to rage – Inside Israel – News –

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