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        2/24/2013, Adar 14, 5773

      Police Told to be Heavy Handed Against Fireworks


      At the height of the Purim holiday, a source in the youth department of the Israel police said, Sunday, that patrol officers have been instructed to come down hard against the use of firecrackers. The source told Arutz Sheva, "There's not much more one can say about this illegal phenomenon. It's a pity that it's not clear to all youngsters that firecrackers are dangerous, even fatal."

      The source said officers have been told to use a heavier hand than in past years. He said he could not understand why parents let their children play with firecrackers. A child and an officer were injured by firecrackers that exploded near their faces at the outset of the celebrations, Sunday evening.