Vulnerable warned to stay indoors as heavy sandstorm hits Israel

A dense sandstorm is moving across Israel, leaving parts of the country covered in a yellow-brown haze.

Golan Heights, Israel.

Golan Heights, Israel. Image by Kyle Taylor / CC BY 2.0

Jerusalem, parts of the West Bank and the Golan Heights have been worst hit, and the elderly, children and pregnant women have been advised to stay indoors until the storm passes. The storm is expected to pass on Wednesday but the extreme weather will continue with a predicted heatwave. Read

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