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Magen David Adom reports almost 50 drownings this swim season
Since mid-March, 49 people, including 13 children under the age of 10, have drowned in Israeli beaches, rivers and pools.
Israel Health Ministry weighs banning public from Jordan River, more Golan Heights waters, due to bacteria
As more people are hospitalized with leptospirosis, a potentially fatal bacterial disease transmitted via animal urine, Israeli health officials are considering making more rivers and streams in the Golan off-limits and possibly the Jordan River as well.
Officials warn not to enter certain Golan Heights rivers, due to bacterial infection
Israel’s Ministry of Health warned the public not to enter several streams in the Golan Heights after nearly 30 people were hospitalized with bacterial infections after spending time in the water.
Israeli swimmers win gold at European championship
Two Israeli swimmers won gold medals in the 2018 World Para Swimming European Championships in Dublin, Ireland, on Monday.