As of midday Thursday, Israel was receiving firefighting assistance from Cyprus, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Russia, Turkey, Romania, and Bulgaria.
As of this writing (about 10 PM Pacific time on Thursday, 24 November), there appears to be nothing on the webpage of a U.S. federal department or agency about the massive fires threatening tens of thousands of people in Israel.
The State Department this evening has deplored the bombing attack in Hilla, Iraq, and announced that U.S. support will be provided to displaced Afghans in the internal turmoil in Afghanistan. But there’s nothing about the 60,000 inhabitants of Haifa or thousands of other Israelis who are having to evacuate their homes because of the raging fires.
In Arab social media, a hashtag for “Israel [or the ‘Zionist entity’] is burning” is trending, and celebratory posts, including videos, are going viral.
Some people posted their hopes that the fires would reach strategic facilities in Israel, like the Haifa Chemicals plants, gas storage facilities across the country, and IDF bases that have large arms depots.
One wrote, “All of Israel’s neighbors must aid it—I suggest they send planes filled with gasoline and rain it down on the burning areas. I want to inhale the smell of barbecue from the Zionists.” …
Another hoped: “God, add more fire to them until it is their end.”
A Canadian imam, affiliated with Hizb ut-Tahrir (the group the San Bernardino terrorists were associated with), came out on Facebook to express his joy over the fires, and his hope that “Allah would burn all of Israel.”