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Bennett says if Jerusalem-area fire poses risk, all residents should be evacuated

A brush fire west of Jerusalem, taken from Har Adar, August 15, 2021. (Gili Amar)
A brush fire west of Jerusalem, taken from Har Adar, August 15, 2021. (Gili Amar)

After ending a situation assessment regarding the massive forest fire near Jerusalem, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett says that if any community is deemed to be in possible danger, all its residents should be evacuated.

“If doubt arises regarding the need for evacuation, we should take the cautious approach and evacuate everyone,” he says.

Bennett’s office says the premier will receive continuous updates and hold more discussions if necessary.

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