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Israelis asked to avoid national parks amid fear of fires, falling branches

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Israelis were asked to avoid national parks on Saturday amid concerns that high temperatures and winds could lead to wildfires and branches falling from trees.

The warning was issued by the KKL-JNF (Jewish National Fund), a quasi-governmental body that oversees around 13 percent of Israel’s land.

The country saw higher than average temperatures on Saturday, coupled with strong easterly winds — a combination that experts warn can lead to devastating fires.

Israel experiences a massive wildfire every few years, with especially large ones in 1989, 1995, 2010, 2016, 2019 and 2021. Some of those blazes are suspected to have been sparked by arson or........

© The Times of Israel

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