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Fire service says it’s deploying firefighters to southern towns under rocket threat

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Firefighters try to extinguish a forest fire blazing near Kiryat Anavim, outside of Jerusalem, on June 8, 2022. (Noam Revkin Fenton/FLASH90)
Firefighters try to extinguish a forest fire blazing near Kiryat Anavim, outside of Jerusalem, on June 8, 2022. (Noam Revkin Fenton/FLASH90)

The Israel Fire and Rescue Services says it is raising its level of alert after the Israeli military launched Operation Breaking Dawn against the Islamic Jihad terror group in the Gaza Strip.

A statement says areas under rocket attack threat in southern Israel will have firemen ready at more locations, in order to respond quickly to incidents.

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