The Ministry of the Interior announced today, based on the recommendation of the Ministry of Health, a prohibition on swimming at the separate beach and Hilton Beach in Tel Aviv.
The decision comes in response to recent water quality tests conducted to assess pollution levels at both beaches. The test results indicated subpar water quality that does not allow for swimming.
This announcement from the Ministry of the Interior adds to a series of messages over the past summer regarding high pollution levels and inadequate water quality at many beaches across the country and various water sources.
The Ministry of the Interior clarified that swimming at the beaches is prohibited and emphasized that people should not visit the beaches, with an emphasis that lifeguards will also not be present during the closure period.
Furthermore, both the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Health did not include a specific timeframe in the announcement for how long the beach will be closed, as the reopening of the beaches depends on the pollution levels in the water.