israel forest fire act for israel carmel relief fundThe widely respected, and highly reputable, organization, Act For Israel, has launched a campaign to raise funds to assist Israel’s fire relief efforts.

The deadly forest fires broke out near Carmel Forest in northern Israel on December 2, 2010. This colossal forest fire has claimed the lives of at least 40 prison guards trapped in a bus while on a mission to rescue Palestinian prisoners from the blaze, with many others injured according to the Israeli rescue service. Emergency crews have evacuated hundreds of people near the Carmel Forest, including inmates from Damon prison. The fire, still raging at the time of this post, in the Carmel area, has engulfed kibbutz Beit Oren. Israeli officials are calling the fire the most catastrophic in Israeli history.

Israeli officials declared that it cannot contain this fire without outside resources — it is too massive.  Dozens of towns have been evacuated —

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