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Heavy storm caused havoc in Israel

By JPOST.COM STAFF

Environmental Protection Ministry issues air pollution warning on Sunday due to sand storms; delays at Ben Gurion International Airport.

Strong winds, heavy rain and snow wreaked havoc across Israel on Sunday morning, in the winter season’s first major storm.

The Environmental Protection Ministry issued an air pollution warning on Sunday due to sandstorms from Egypt brought on by high winds reaching up to 100 kilometers per hour.

The storm caused delays in Ben Gurion International Airport for both arrivals and departures. Two planes were diverted to Cyprus due to the unfavorable landing conditions.