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New Hotel Dedicated Near Dead Sea at Lowest Point of Earth

A new hotel on the lowest point on earth has been dedicated by Tourism Minister Moshe Kol at Ein Bokek, site of Dead Sea mineral water springs and known from biblical times as having a healing character. Sulphur baths were established at Ein Bokek as soon as Israel became a State in 1948. The new building is the Galei Zohar Hotel. Plans were reported to make possible 1,000 mineral spring treatments a day. The minister also said his office was preparing special tourist facilities for the Dead Sea and Eilat regions. He added that special grants of up to 20 percent of the required outlays would be given by his office to hotels and other facilities in the areas for the new facilities