1,464 hospitalized during Yom Kippur
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1,464 hospitalized during Yom Kippur

108 people lose consciousness fasting, 264 hurt riding bikes

Israelis riding their bikes on the empty streets of Jerusalem on Yom Kippur. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Israelis riding their bikes on the empty streets of Jerusalem on Yom Kippur. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Magen David Adom paramedics made 2,334 house calls, and took 1,464 people to hospitals, in the course of Yom Kippur.

According to an MDA report, 108 people lost consciousness fasting, including nine who required resuscitation.

As the streets teemed with bicycle-riding and skating children, taking advantage of the annual 25 hours when the roads are almost completely vehicle-free, 264 cyclists needed treatment for injuries.

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