Israel sends aid to Cyprus to help fight massive wildfire

Meir Torgeman, Itamar Eichner |
Published: 06.23.22, 10:07
A delgeation of Israeli Fire and Rescue Services was deployed to Cyprus on Thursday to help the island nation gain contorl over a massive bushfire.
The delegation includes two Israeli firefighting aircraft and personnel.
The decision was made following a request from the Cypriot government which was approved by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Public Security Minister Omer Barlev.
Cypriot media reported that the fire was being fanned by strong winds in the Turkish-occupied northern part of the island since Tuesday afternoon. At least one village was evacuated, and four people were injured in the fire, including a firefighter.