a fire devours before him,
and around him a tempest rages.
~ Psalm 50
Firefighters try to extinguish the flames in Tirat Hacarmel, northern Israel, Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. Crews and equipment from around the world began arriving on Friday to help Israel's worst fire ever. The inferno, which also displaced thousands, is still raging through forests in northern Israel and on the outskirts of the country's third largest city, Haifa.
Huge soul- Elad Riven
16-year-old Elad Riven lost his life while volunteering in battle against Carmel hills fire. Birthday balloons still decorate his home. Mother: He was my whole life
Rescue workers walk among trees burnt in a forest fire outside Kibbutz Beit Oren near the northern city of Haifa December 3, 2010. Firefighting aircraft from four countries flew into Israel on Friday to help battle a huge forest fire close to the northern city of Haifa that has killed at least 40 people and forced mass evacuations.Joseph Wouk is following all developments closely at his page
(THANK YOU TO ALL THE COUNTRIES WHO HAVE SENT US HELP. UK, CYPRUS, GREECE, US, TURKEY, BULGARIA, JORDAN AND ESPECIALLY RUSSIA. THE RUSSIAN PLANE DUMPS 4 TONS OF WATER. GOD BLESS YOU ALL! - Joseph Wouk)
A forest fire rages out of control in front of a residential house in the hills above the coastal Israeli city of Haifa, December 2, 2010. A devastating fire killed at least 40 people on Thursday when it ripped through a forest near Israel's northern city of Haifa, prompting urgent calls for international help to put out the blaze.He rebukes the sea and dries it up;
he makes all the rivers run dry.
Bashan and Carmel wither
and the blossoms of Lebanon fade.
Ein Hod residents report homes bursting into flames
Israel Forest Fire: Waiting for a Miracle
Israel fire update: Uncontrolled, 42 dead, 17000 evacuated
from all over Israel
to meet me on Mount Carmel.
And bring the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal
and the four hundred prophets of Asherah,
who eat at Jezebel’s table.
~ 1 Kings 18
“The LORD roars from Zion
and thunders from Jerusalem;
the pastures of the shepherds dry up,
and the top of Carmel withers.”
~ Amos 1