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  Tevet 26, 5773 , 08/01/13

Prisoners Evacuated as River Rises

Roughly 160 prisoners were evacuated Tuesday evening from the Shita prison in northern Israel after the Shita river began to spill over its banks and flood parts of the jail building.

In Taibe, two adults and seven children were rescued after becoming trapped in a flooded building. Rescue services have carried out dozens of similar missions Tuesday due to flooding in locations across the country.

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