The girl was found a day after her father and four of her sisters — also flood victims — were buried, state news agency reports
The Dead Sea (in Hebrew, Yam Hamelach or Salt Sea) is an endorheic lake - 67 kilometers long, 18 kilometers at its widest - along the Jordan Rift Valley and bordered by the West Bank, Israel, and Jordan.
With 33.7% water salinity, the Dead Sea is the planet’s second saltiest body of water and, with the exception of certain types of halophilic archaebacteria and fungi, barren of life. The Dead Sea’s shores are 420 meters below sea level, making it the lowest place on the planet’s exterior, and its deepest point is 800 meters below sea level, making the Dead Sea the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. The Jordan River is the main source of water for the Dead Sea.
A leading tourist attraction and a major source of potassium, bromine and magnesium, the Dead Sea is of great economic importance to Israel and Jordan. Visitors to the Dead Sea traditionally cover themselves in the mud found at the water's edge, believed to have therapeutic properties due to its high concentration of minerals. The salinity of the water also creates a buoyancy effect, with bathers able to float on the sea's surface.
Throughout history the Dead Sea has attracted visitors from around the Middle East and the Mediterranean basin, and its minerals have been tapped to produce a variety of products, ranging from cosmetics and herbal sachets to mummification balms and potash for fertilizer.
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The water level in Israel's only freshwater lake fell further in November, approaching an all-time low
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The six killed, construction workers in their 30s, were trapped in one of the vehicles and extracted by fire department teams after they were already dead. Four others were wounded and evacuated to a near hospital
The canal is one of several ideas that have been proposed in advance of the expected negotiations with Amman on the two annexes in the Israel-Jordan peace treaty, which King Abdullah recently announced will not be renewed
Judge extends remand of driver suspected of killing the family. The driver had committed more than 20 traffic offenses in the past
The fire caused damage to 125 acres of vegetation was contained after hours of efforts by 16 firefighting crews
Sigalit Landau uses the high salinity that prevents life in the Dead Sea in order to create a collection of shiny white sculptures that seem to come out of a fairy tale