Sandstorm blankets Israel


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel was blanketed by its worst sandstorm in four years.

Air pollutions levels on Monday were 40 times higher than on a typical day, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported, citing the Environmental Ministry. Hazy conditions had improved by the night.

The high winds, dust and sand came from Egypt into Israel as a result of a low pressure system over the Mediterranean Sea.

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