Increase comes after heavy snowfall in northern Israel and Jerusalem, and as rains inundate Tel Aviv.
A weekend of heavy rains and snowstorms throughout the country contributed to a 20 centimeter rise in the level of Lake Kinneret, one of Israel’s primary sources of drinking water.
Kids throwing snowballs at Ein Zivan in the northern Golan Heights this weekend. Photo by: Gil Eliyahu
In Tel Aviv, the sun briefly broke through the clouds on Sunday morning after a rainy weekend, before disappearing again behind heavy storm clouds.
In Modi’in Ilit, seven-year-old Yael Sheffer died after being swept away by the Modi’in stream on Friday. Police are investigating whether possible negligence on the part of the girl’s father or city officials was involved in the incident.
By: Eli Ashkenazi