November 2016 Wildfires

KKL-JNF foresters have been fighting the fires in the forests and open spaces around the clock. At this stage, 2,750 acres of forests were burned in 58 forest fires.
  • JNF USA Contributes $2M to Israel's Firefighting and Rescue Services

    Six weeks after the massive November fires in Israel, JNF USA CEO Russell Robinson delivers a $2,000,000 check to the Israel Fire and Rescue Authority.
  • Bringing Life Back to the Forest after November 2016 Fires

    With the scars of the fires still fresh on the landscape and in the hearts of the foresters, KKL-JNF is beginning the long journey of rehabilitating the burnt areas.
  • Statement from the KKL-JNF World Chairman

    Danny Atar: “For each tree that was burned, we’ll plant two new ones”
  • Fire summary - November 29, 2016

    Statistics on the fires that raged throughout Israel between 22-27 November, 2016.

  • Rehabilitating Burnt Forests

    Principles and Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Burnt Areas
    November 2016
    Land Development Authority, KKL-JNF Forestry Division

  • Update: Day 5

    After five days of fires all over Israel, firefighters were able to contain the flames with the help of additional forces from abroad. See forests and open spaces affected.

  • Update: Day 3

    For the past three days, KKL-JNF staff and firefighters have been battling the fires that have erupted all over Israel. See photos and video.