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      Streets Flooded, Rabin Rally Delayed

      The central rally in honor of slain PM Yitzchak Rabin is delayed as rain floods streets in northern Israel.
      By Maayana Miskin
      First Publish: 10/30/2009, 10:35 AM / Last Update: 10/30/2009, 11:00 AM

      Flash 90

      The central rally in honor of slain Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin has been pushed off due to weather as rains continue to fall throughout the country. Flooding was reported in Netanya, Herzliya, and elsewhere along Israel's northern coast.

      The Rabin rally was scheduled to be held on Saturday night in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv. It will be held one week later, on November 7.

      Rain fell overnight on Thursday in Tel Aviv, and the water and strong winds caused damage to equipment already set up in Rabin Square in advance of the demonstration.

      Weather forecasters believe that rain will continue to fall until Monday next week. Cities along the northern coast may face flooding.

      Flood warnings have also been issued for the northern Negev region, the Judean desert, and the Dead Sea area.