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Record sandstorm hits Isreal

8 Sep, 2015

A massive sandstorm moves into Israel causing health concerns. The population is urged to keepĀ children, the elderly and those with a respiratory illness inside. The dust density is worst in the hill country including the Golan Heights, theĀ Southerrn West Bank and Jerusalem. The storm is expected to last through Wednesday. Governmental Official warns:

. . .for sensitive populations, short-term exposure to such dense clusters of particulates can cause a stroke, heart attacks, and even death. The storm comes in addition to the existing high heat and high humidity. The tiny particulates make their way into the lungs, where they can interfere with the oxygen to carbon dioxide exchange, giving rise to serious problems.