Israel — Prime Minister Binyamin Netayahu on Friday morning thanked his international counterparts for help in attempts to controlling a huge brush-fire in the Carmel which had already claimed 41 lives. Netanyahu spoke at a special Cabinet meeting called in the wake of flailing efforts to extinguish the flames. Netanyahu also thanked other world leaders, including Bulgaria’s prime minister and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who sent “a very large Russian plane, perhaps the largest of its kind in the world”. Bulgarian firefighters participated in the extinguishing of wildfires in Israel, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dimitar Tsachev said for FOCUS News Agency. In his words just at their arrival at the airport in Israel everyone were grateful and thanked a lot to the Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Bulgaria, because the Bulgarian firefighters are the only who arrived as a team. Other states had sent material aids, aircrafts, and cistern trucks. The only state that sent firefighters team is Bulgaria and people there [in Israel] expressed their gratitude to out Prime Minister on behalf of their Prime Minister for the fast reaction and decision, Dimitar Tsanchev said.