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West Bank fire near Alfei Menashe settlement forces evacuation of some residents

A brush fire breaks out near the West Bank settlement of Alfei Menashe, forcing the evacuation of some residents.

Fire and rescue forces, including four firefighting planes, are working to put out the blaze.

“The fire is moving quickly due to strong winds in the area and due to problematic topographic conditions,” says fire and rescue team chief Ofir Levy. “Firefighter teams are prepared to defend the community and are simultaneously attempting to extinguish the blaze.”

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