Following the Aftermath of the Carmel Fire

Published: December 28th 2010
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Flag of Israel planted in the forest

In its more than 62 years of existence, the State of Israel has encountered more than its share of challenges, however, thanks to the indomitable spirit and tenacity of its citizens, those challenges have always been met and ultimately overcome.


Israeli’s most recent challenge, the horrific Carmel forest fire that killed 44 people, destroyed more than five million trees and wiped out over 12,000 acres of land in the, has surely taken its toll on the region, but again, in Israel, life goes on, and efforts to restore this magnificent countryside to its original beauty are well underway.


If it’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words, then the images on this page are priceless, conveying to the world the brutality of the fire, juxtaposed with the unbending will of a people to restore a very special place to what it once was.





Burned Oak Corns.



Long line of cars coming to aid in the restoration efforts.



A temporary monument where the bus caught fire which took the lives of 40 prison wardens.



Damon Prison at top of Carmel mountain surrounded by burned trees.



First signs of animals returning to the site.



A green ribbon, the symbol of the restoration, is tied to a burned tree.

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