Tel Aviv prepares for deluge

The ninth annual Water War TLV gets underway this Friday in Rabin Square.

The first Friday of July is here and that means it’s time to get wet! Grab your best water pistol or a bucket and head over to Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on July 5 for the annual Water War TLV event.

Organizers say this year’s great splash will draw some 5,000 participants.

Talk of a water crisis in Israel takes a backseat once a year as people from across the country descend on the public square for an afternoon of splashing.

The water party officially kicks off at 15:15 and there’s even a group countdown.

The event is organized independently (not city sponsored).

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