TEL AVIV (Dec. 20)
Searchers discovered the body of an immigrant from the former Soviet Union who drowned in flash floods last week north of Rehovot.
The remains of Max Kaplan, a 57-year-old mechanical engineer who immigrated here four years ago, were found over the weekend. His body was covered by deep silt and mud about 400 yards from where his badly damaged car had been pulled by crane from a flooded wadi within hours of his disappearance.
The body of another, similar victim of accidental drowning was discovered in the Jerusalem hills the same day of his death some miles from where he had drowned near the West Bank town of Ramallah.