Save the Sands of Samar

For the price of a few rows of houses and a few richer land developers, Israel risks losing a small, rare gem of nature supporting a unique array of sand-adapted flora and fauna.

By ITSIK MAROM
November 11, 2011 14:44
1 minute read.

Samar Sand Dunes 311. (photo credit: Itsik Marom)

Sand in the Arava: What’s so special about that, and why should we fight to save it? These are the questions many are asking today about the Sands of Samar, also known as the Samar Sand Dunes.

For many millions of years sandstone in the Timna Valley disintegrated into sand.

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