Tens of Thousands of Israelis Visit Site of Carmel Fire

Nature and Parks Authority announces the reopening on hiking trails in the Carmel Hills region, which three weeks ago suffered Israel's worst-ever forest fire.

Tens of thousands of Israelis on Saturday visited the Carmel hills region, which only three weeks ago suffered the worst forest fire in Israeli history.

Heavy traffic was reported on Saturday afternoon in the area between Beit Oren junction and Damon junction.

Carmel Forest fire
Alon Ron

Visitors came to see with their own eyes the site where 44 people died when a bus carrying Prison Service cadets got caught in the flames on December 2.

The Nature and Parks Authority announced on Saturday the reopening of hiking trails in the Carmel hills region. The trails had been closed due to the damage caused by the fire.