Flash flooding in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv
© Screengrab from video/Emily Gatt
Flash flooding in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on Wednesday April 25, 2018.
Two teens, one Israeli male and one Palestinian woman, drowned on Wednesday as a sudden storm lashed the region, bringing flash flooding and heavy hail.

Both teens were aged seventeen. Palestinian authorities said a female died after being swept away near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, while Israeli police said the male teen died near the town of Yeruham in the desert Negev region.

An additional Palestinian teenager was reported missing near the West Bank city of Hebron, where Palestinian and Israeli officials are searching for her.

Major flooding has been reported through the streets of all major cities and waters in the commercial hub of Tel Aviv rose to knee height in a matter of minutes, witnesses said.



Pedestrians who sought shelter inside shops soon found themselves inundated and exposed wires caused electricity to short circuit.

A group of school students had to be rescued during a tour in Israel's south, Ynet reported, with several suffering from hypothermia.

The wild weather is expected to continue for the next two days.