47 taken to hospitals during flare-up, most hurt while running for shelter

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

The Magen David Adom ambulance service says it has evacuated 47 people to hospitals since the beginning of fighting between the Israeli military and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group on Friday.

MDA says medics treated and took to hospitals three people who were lightly hurt by rocket shrapnel and 31 who fell while running to shelter.

Another 13 people were treated for anxiety, and were taken to hospitals, including an unconscious 74-year-old woman, who was taken to the Assuta Medical Center in Ashdod.

Several other people were treated after falling over and for anxiety, but did not require hospitalization, MDA says.

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