Swimming forbidden at some Dead Sea beaches

The Interior Ministry has forbidden swimming at certain Dead Sea beaches until further notice because of a problem with Ein Bokek's sewage system, the ministry announced Sunday. For the second time within several days, there was a problem with Ein Bokek's sewage system. As a result, Lot Hotel Beach, Crown Plaza Hotel Beach, Tzel Harim Hotel Beach, Hod Bamidbar Hotel Beach and Meridien Hotel Beach have all been closed for swimming.