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News and updates about Kinneret

Health Ministry warns of eye-attacking parasite in the Kinneret

Fungal parasite Microsporidia believed to be behind recent spate of eye infections among people who bathed in the Kinneret.

Health Ministry warns of eye-attacking parasite in the Kinneret

A first: 'IRONMAN' competition held in Israel

Participants completed a route that included 1.9 km of swimming along the Sea of Galilee, 90 km of cycling route 90 and 22.1 km of running.

A first: 'IRONMAN' competition held in Israel

Pre-Shabbat tragedy prevented on the Kinneret

After a teenage girl is dragged by current to the middle of the lake, United Hatzalah aquatic team makes dramatic rescue and saves her life.

Pre-Shabbat tragedy prevented on the Kinneret

Kinneret authority warns of undertow danger pulling to heart of lake

Level of the Sea of Galilee has risen centimeter in last day, this morning stands 43.5 cm below upper red line.

Kinneret authority warns of undertow danger

Kinneret level half a meter below upper red line

Sea of Galilee rises over weekend, measures at 209 m, 30 cm below sea level. Rains expected to resume at night.

Kinneret level half a meter below upper red line

Kinneret rises by 7 centimeters over weekend

Kinneret level this morning stands at 209 meters, 36.5 cm below sea level, 56.5 cm short of the upper red line indicating a full Kinneret.

Kinneret rises by 7 centimeters over weekend

Water authority decides to halt cloud seeding as Sea of Galilee rises by half a centimeter

Water Authority stops seeding clouds to increase rain in light of high Kinneret levels.

Water authority decides to halt cloud seeding

Watch: Rescue on the waters of the Kinneret

Multiple people blown into the center of the lake by strong easterly winds, requiring police rescue.

Watch: Rescue on the waters of the Kinneretplayer

3 children saved from sinking raft on the Kinneret

Rescue teams save three children who got lost, were found in a sinking rubber raft two miles from the shore.

3 children saved from sinking raft on the Kinneretplayer

Seven-year-old boy drowns in Sea of Galilee

7-year-old boy from eastern Jerusalem drowns at Dugit Beach in the Sea of Galilee. 7 children have drowned in Israel since start of 2020.

Seven-year-old boy drowns in Sea of Galilee

Watch: Police save boat from sinking on the Kinneret

Marine Police rescue boat with 3 people aboard in Sea of Galilee, plug hole to prevent sinking and rescue passengers.

Watch: Police save boat from sinkingplayer

More rain on the way - after heat wave

Israel to see flip-flopping weather throughout week, with hot, dry, weather followed by rainfall.

More rain on the way - after heat wave

Kinneret continues to rise, is now just 124 centimeters from red line

Israel's largest freshwater reservoir, the Kinneret, continues to rise after rainfall, is now just 124 centimeters from upper red line.

Kinneret continues to rise

Kinneret rises 6.5 cm

Sea of Galilee now 191.5 centimeters from the upper red line amidst heavy winter rains.

Kinneret rises 6.5 cm

Kinneret rises 10 cm over weekend

Sea of Galilee rises 104 centimeters so far this winter, an unusually high amount for this point in the season.

Kinneret rises 10 cm over weekendplayer

Kinneret rises 5 centimeters since Thursday

Sea of Gaililee rises 42 centimeters so far this winter as heavy rains continue, currently sits at 2/68 meters below upper red line.

Kinneret rises 5 centimeters since Thursday

7 people rescued from the Kinneret

Police rescue 7 people from 2 overturned sea vehicles in separate incidents on the Sea of Galilee.

7 people rescued from the Kinneret

Watch: Dramatic rescue in the Galilee

Police rescue two people from sinking boat in the middle of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee).

Watch: Dramatic rescue in the Galileeplayer

Watch: Dramatic rescue in Kinneret

Man and 2 women, residents of central Israel in their 20s and 30s, rescued after being carried 10 km from Kinneret beach, unable to return.

Watch: Dramatic rescue in Kinneretplayer

Family which went missing in the Kinneret located

Family of five which had gone missing in the Kinneret located after several hours of searches.

Family which went missing in the Kinneret located

Body of young man missing in Kinneret found

Young resident of Jerusalem area went swimming in Kinneret at unsupervised beach near Shikmim. Body found after extensive searches.

Body of young man missing in Kinneret found

Kinneret rises 5 centimeters over the weekend

Kinneret rises by almost 3 meters this season as rainy season winds down.

Kinneret rises 5 centimeters over the weekend

Watch: Northern streams flow briskly en route to Kinneret

Ongoing rains intensify flow of streams leading to Kinneret, as lake's water level rises 4.5 cm over weekend.

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Kinneret rises 3.5 centimeters over the weekend

Sea of Galilee to see further rise with heavy rains expected tonight and tomorrow.

Kinneret rises 3.5 centimeters over the weekend

'After 5 years of drought we finally have a good year'

The Water Authority is pleased with the above average rainfall this year, but stresses 1 good year cannot undo 5 years of drought.

'After 5 years of drought we finally have a good year'player

United Hatzalah tests sonar device to locate drowning victims

Successful testing of new sonar device capable of scanning Kinneret floor while looking for drown victims or missing at sea.

United Hatzalah tests sonar device to locate drowning victims

Kinneret continues to rise

Next wave of rain not yet in sight but despite this, Sea of Galilee continued to rise during weekend.

Kinneret continues to rise

Drone footage: Jordan River flows abundantly to Kinneret

Rains of recent days raise Kinneret level, but flow in streams reaching lake also increased. See aerial view of Jordan River.

Drone footage: Jordan River flows abundantly to Kinneretplayer

Kinneret level rose 3 cm over weekend

Rainy wintry weekend weather weakens, but also this week local rains expected, mostly light, especially in north, but also in center.

Kinneret level rose 3 cm over weekend

Amid tensions, Jordan asks Israel for more water

Jordan asks Israel for increase in water allocation due to severe drought in the kingdom.

Amid tensions, Jordan asks Israel for more water

First time: Synagogue in Kibbutz Kinneret

After 105 years, first prayer structure in kibbutz to be dedicated. 'Exciting day of closing circle.'

First time: Synagogue in Kibbutz Kinneret

Body of missing person found in Kinneret

Man missing after entering Sea of Galilee on a mattress on Saturday found dead.

Body of missing person found in Kinneret

Searches for missing person in Kinneret

Three young Arabeh residents enter lake on mattress and drift 100-150 meters from shore; One still missing.

Searches for missing person in Kinneret

Syrian missiles crash into Sea of Galilee

2 errant missiles from Syrian Civil War strikes Israel's largest lake one day after Syrian plane shot down after violating Israeli airspace.

Syrian missiles crash into Sea of Galilee

Watch: Youths rescued in Kinneret after boating mishap

Four youths pulled to safety after their inflatable raft was pulled away from beach by strong waves.

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Crossing Sea of Galilee for hesder yeshivas

Early morning Kinneret crossing by Bnei Akiva Yeshivot Center and students; 12-year-old takes first place.

Crossing Sea of Galilee for hesder yeshivas

Israel approves $30 million plan to counter 5-year drought

Plan would include pumping of desalinated water into Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) to replenish Israel's reservoir.

Israel approves $30 million plan to counter 5-year drought

'Smotrich goes mixed swimming?'

In preparation for Kinneret crossing led by hesder yeshivas, MK called for reprimand after admitting he does mixed swimming.

'Smotrich goes mixed swimming?'player

Mass prayer for rain - in the middle of the Kinneret

Chief Rabbi leads group of rabbis, farmers and students in special prayer for rain held on island in Kinneret created by drought.

Mass prayer for rain - in the middle of the Kinneretplayer

Sinking Kinneret to get infusion of desalinated water

Plan to save shrinking lake as Israel experiences 5th consecutive dry year.

Sinking Kinneret to get infusion of desalinated water