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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:14 pm    Post subject: Tragedy in Israel Reply with quote

Beyond politics, there is a tragedy in Israel.

Background: Israel is in the grip of an eight-month drought, and today a forest fire raged out of control. 13,000 people have been evacuated from the Carmel region. A bus carrying 40 prison guards, police, and volunteer civilians was overwhelmed by the fire; all but three were killed.

Here is a link to the Jerusalem Post story.

Please pray for the survivors and victims, their families, and the evacuees. Please pray that this fire be brought swiftly under control.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's terrible! The families of the survivors and those still at risk are definitely in my thoughts and prayers.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the time, I would just consider that in with prayers and go on about my day. Not mention it publicly, you know? But, I will this time. Just to show public support for the people affected by the fires. It's a terrible thing, fire. No matter how much effort we put into controlling it, what we eventually realize is that all we've managed to do is contain it - and then then only just.

My thoughts and prayers go to all of Israel, and especially those of the Carmel region.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't even know there was a drought, never mind fires. I hope that everyone will be okay and I will definitely keep these people in my thoughts.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update: 42 dead and 17,000 evacuated.


Please keep praying.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There has been a lot of news coverage about the fires here, but I didn't know about the drought. I will keep Israel in my thoughts.
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