A Government of Pyromaniacs

Mell, Ido
December 2010
Challenge (07924143);2010, p1
This article attributes the Carmel fires of December 2010 in Israel to the privatization of firefighting services in the country. According to the article, the fires had resulted to 42 dead, 5000 hectares of charred woodland and 17,000 evacuees. It criticizes the government for continuing to apply the privatization policies. It asserts that the country needs to enhance its firefighting abilities. In addition, the article explores the assistance received by Israel from European countries to stop the fires.


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