275 tons of Passover trash at Kinneret
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275 tons of Passover trash at Kinneret

15,000 Israelis take to the shores of the Sea of Galilee on Friday to enjoy final days of week-long holiday

Illustrative image of bathers in the Sea of Galilee. August 18, 2014. (photo credit: Yaakov Naumi/Flash90)
Illustrative image of bathers in the Sea of Galilee. August 18, 2014. (photo credit: Yaakov Naumi/Flash90)

Israelis took to the country’s national parks in the hundreds of thousands over the course of the Passover holiday, and with them came hundreds of tons of garbage.

Over the course of the week, Ynet reported, municipal authorities picked up 275 tons of garbage from the Kinneret’s beaches left by the thousands of visitors.

Fifteen thousand Israelis visited the beaches of the Sea of Galilee on Friday, the final day of the week-long holiday, packing the shoreline with tents, grills and tables.

Local authorities urged visitors to try to keep the shoreline and nature preserves clean and deployed additional clean up crews along the lakeshore.

Meanwhile, Israel Police continued their search Friday for a teen who went missing three days ago after colliding with a boat while riding a jet ski in the Kinneret.

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