Blaze spreading towards Haifa University, authorities blocks Highway 4, Israel police face arab arson wave all across the country, PA gives Israel a helping hand, Hezbholla overjoyed.
More then 15 states gives aid to Israel in fighting the disaster.
Some 30 firefighting aircraft to battle flames Saturday
Latest Update: 12.04.10
Northern fire spreads in University of Haifa's direction, official says; dorms evacuated earlier. the Carmel forests hotel also under threat, he say, firefighting teams ordered to evacuate site, which turned into 'trap of fire'
17,000 Israelis evacuated
Earlier in the evening, the fire was spreading towards Haifa and other areas, as aerial firefighting efforts were halted for the night. Thousands of residents in Haifa's Denia neighborhood were evacuated from their homes Thursday and officials fear the fire may now reach their homes.
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