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Statement by the Federal Foreign Office on the wildfires in Israel

25.11.2016 - Press release

A Federal Foreign Office spokesperson issued the following statement today (25 November) on the wildfires in Israel:

It is with utmost concern that we are following the many wildfires that have been raging in Israel for several days. In a spirit of heartfelt solidarity we stand firmly by Israel’s side.

Our thoughts are with the injured and the tens of thousands who have had to evacuate their homes, not knowing when they will be able to return. It does now appear that the first inhabitants of Haifa may be allowed to return to their apartments and houses.

We most certainly hope this will be the case, and we wish all rescue workers the continued great strength they will require during these difficult days to successfully fight the fires and bring people to safety.

We are ready to assist wherever help is needed and desired. The great willingness on the part of many international partners to help Israel is sending an important message.

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