Two die in torrential rain in Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Israeli contractors died in a mudslide as torrential rains throughout Israel caused damage and flooded roads.

The men died Sunday afternoon while working on a sewer line near Petach Tikvah.

Heavy rains on Saturday also caused damage and power outages throughout the country. Roads in Tel Aviv were flooded; some were closed to traffic.

A memorial to former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to mark the 14th anniversary of his assassination, scheduled for Saturday night in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, was postponed a week due to the weather.

Heavy rain is expected this week in the Galilee and the Golan Heights. After two days of rain, the level of the Sea of Galilee on Sunday had risen by nearly two inches.

 

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