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Israel to Send Firefighters to Greece to Battle Wildfires

Israel is sending a 16-man delegation of firefighters to Greece, to help battle the wildfires that have been raging in the country over the past few days, in the wake of extremely hot weather, with temperatures surging as high as 45C / 113F.

The delegation left on Friday, August 6, following a request for assistance from the Greek government, and was coordinated by the Israeli embassy in the Greek capital of Athens, the Israeli Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Internal Security, the Fire Fighters Organization, and the National Security Agency.

A statement issued on behalf of Foreign Minister Lapid noted that "Israel is coming to the aid of Greece due to our mutual sense of responsibility and amicable relations. The entire region is grappling with climate change challenges, and wildfires are threatening human lives and property."

"I thank our firefighters who represent the State of Israel and are now coming to the aid of our Greek friends." (INN/ VFI News)

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