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Israel might have been able to prevent Carmel fire, reports show – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Israel might have been able to prevent Carmel fire, reports show – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News.

Along with casting blame for arson, the facts of the inadequate resources of Israel’s firefighting agencies are being discussed throughout the country.

Click onto the link for the article which appears in this morning’s “Ha’aretz”; Ilan Lior reports:

It was well-known long before last week that the firefighting service in Israel had serious deficiencies. Nonetheless a succession of government agencies, prime ministers and ministers of the interior and of finance failed to deal with the situation. A review of state comptroller reports, recommendations from professional investigative committees, deliberations by Knesset committees and correspondence among agencies all testify to the fact everyone foresaw such a catastrophe, but very little was done to head it off.

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