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June 19, 2016 9:06 am

Israel Sends Firefighting Planes to Help Douse Cyprus Blaze

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Firefighting aircraft from Israel arriving in Cyprus. Photo: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Firefighting aircraft from Israel arriving in Cyprus. Photo: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Israel said Saturday it was sending firefighting planes to a blaze in Cyprus, returning the neighboring island’s helping hand when the Jewish state suffered a devastating forest fire in 2010.

“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered that firefighting planes be sent to Cyprus to help put out a giant fire that is raging in Paphos,” on the island’s west coast, Netanyahu’s office said.

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