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Israel – Heavy rain this week has caused deadly flooding in Israel from the border with Lebanon to the Negev desert, increasing tension in a week already filled with threats of war. With rains continuing Thursday, rising waters had killed at least seven people, including a man swept away as he tried to rescue a family stuck in a drifting vehicle. The fierce rainfall has shuttered schools and government offices in some areas and submerged cars and low-lying buildings. Some Israelis were forced from their homes, and others were asked not to leave them, even as they were bracing for potential spinoff attacks from spiking violence between the United States and Iran.
Indonesia – Indonesia will replant trees in tens of thousands of hectares of lands along the upstream areas of a river following the floods and landslides in and surrounding the country’s capital of Jakarta that left over 67 people dead, an official said on Thursday.