Health Ministry warns bathers to avoid northern rivers over dangerous pollution

The Health Ministry warns Israelis not to bathe in several northern streams over dangerous pollution levels.

The rivers are: Zaki, Elal, Jilaboun, parts of the Jordan River (from the Ma’ayan Baruch bridge southward), Majersa, and Meshushim pools.

It says tests conducted on May 18 and 19 showed high levels of contamination in the waters.

Swimmers who enter these rivers do so at their own risk, the ministry warns, saying the directive is temporary.