21 injured at annual Tel Aviv Purim bash
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21 injured at annual Tel Aviv Purim bash

Seven party-goers hospitalized during Kikar Hamedina street party; police arrest 7 for selling alcohol to minors, bicycle theft

Partying at Tel Aviv's annual Purim street party (Courtesy City of Tel Aviv)
Partying at Tel Aviv's annual Purim street party (Courtesy City of Tel Aviv)

Twenty one people were lightly injured in Tel Aviv during the city’s annual festival for the Jewish holiday of Purim on Friday.

Police said seven were hospitalized for light injuries, while the rest were treated by paramedics at the Kikar Hamedina festival.

Another seven people were detained by police for selling alcohol to minors, bicycle theft and disturbing public order, Israel Police said on Twitter.

Thousands of dressed-up Israelis attended the afternoon rave in central Tel Aviv which included DJs, street ensembles, and an urban street fair.

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The holiday of Purim commemorates the Biblical tale of an averted genocide of the Jews in the Persian empire some 2,500 years ago, and is a festive occasion celebrated with costumes, parades and street parties in cities around Israel.

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