Once a bustling tourist attraction, the Dead Sea is rapidly disappearing — and its beaches are almost unrecognizable

Avraham (L) sits near his makeshift camp as Bar (R) and a friend pour water into a container, on the shore of the Dead Sea, near Metzoke Dragot in the Israeli occupied West Bank, January 1, 2018.

  • The Dead Sea has long been a tourist attraction because of its high salt content and proximity to Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank.
  • However, sinkholes have wrecked havoc on its shores and the Dead Sea’s shoreline continues to get smaller due to drought.
  • One beach, Metzoke Dragot, has remained occupied — not by tourists, but people who want to escape modern life and live without electricity.

The Dead Sea is not what it once was.

The destination, famous for its high salt content that’s almost 10 times greater than the ocean, allows swimmers to stay afloat. The Dead Sea’s read more >>>

Source : BusinessInsider.Com

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