Wildfire Rages Near Dead Sea

Tuesday marks the third consecutive day that Israeli firefighters struggle to contain a case of suspected arson on the shores of the northern Dead Sea, near Kibbutz Kalia. The fire already consumed acres of farmed date palms as of Monday afternoon; however, firefighters report some progress.  The north-south highway along the Dead Sea has been reopened to traffic in both directions after being closed Monday.

Weather reports in Israel expect dry and windy conditions most of the week, which experts warn could lead to additional fires.

Please pray for control to be gained quickly over the blaze, and that no new fires break out. Please pray for safety and wisdom for the firefighters. Lastly, please pray for economic recovery for Kibbutz Kalia for the loss of their date palms.

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