Israel Assists Greece in Fire-Fighting Effort

(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
July 14, 2000

Over the past week, fires have been raging in one hundred different locations around Greece.

In response to Greece’s call for international help which reached the Foreign Ministry yesterday, Acting Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, David Levy, ordered the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) to provide immediate assistance.

An air force plane and two helicopters are departing this morning to assist in extinguishing the largest fires about one hundred kilometres northwest of Athens.

 
 
 Israel Assists Greece in Fire-Fighting Effort
 Israel Assists Greece in Fire-Fighting Effort
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