Israel fights largest forest fire this year

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An aircraft drops fire retardant to quench the hotspots caused by a conflagration in the forest near the Beit Shemesh area, about 30 km east of Jerusalem, on July 24, 2015. More than 150 firefighters and 13 aircraft have been mobilized to fight an extensive forest fire which broke out Friday afternoon in a mountainous area in central Israel. The blaze, the largest in Israel this year, started in a forest near the Beit Shemesh area, about 30 km east of Jerusalem, according to firefighting authorities. (Xinhua/Li Rui)

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