US firefighters arrive in Israel to battle Gaza balloon blazes

Ten American firefighters have arrived this week in Israel in collaboration with the Jewish Federations of North America to help extinguish blazes in Israeli communities along the Gaza Strip caused by incendiary balloons flown from the coastal enclave, a spokesman for the Fire and Rescue Southern District says.

The firefighters from California, Florida, Maryland, Texas and Michigan have already assisted in putting out fires in more than ten locations in Israel’s south, the spokesman adds.

— Jacob Magid

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