Daily Israel Report
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News Brief

  4/11/2013, Iyar 1, 5773

Bathing Season begins Thursday Morning


140 beaches, of them 93 on the Mediterranean, 26 on the Kinneret, 17 at the Dead Sea, and 4 at the Red Sea will be officially open for the bathing season from April 11 to October 3, 2013.

According to Interior Ministry figures, 26 people drowned off Israeli beaches in 2012, 77% of the cases occurred while the victims were in the water without lifeguard supervision. The Ministry has launched a media and internet educational PR campaign in response entitled, “Bathing without a Lifeguard? Not on your Life!”