Zafrir Rinat and Zohar Blumenkrantz (Haaretz)

Worst Sandstorms in Years Engulf Israel as Passover Nears End

Heavy haze from sandstorms in the Negev area engulfed most parts of Israel on Monday, limiting visibility to approximately a kilometer. Conditions are expected to improve on Monday evening. The Environment Ministry issued a statement warning of high levels of air pollution.