Daily Israel Report
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  5/18/2014, Iyar 18, 5774

Over 309 Treated by MDA during Lag Ba’omer Festivities


Magen David Adom (MDA) volunteer paramedics treated over 309 people during last night’s Lag Ba’omer festivities throughout the country.

Roughly 304 of the people needing medical treatment were treated at the annual hilloula (festive celebration in memory of a deceased rabbi) in memory of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai in Meron and some even needed to be transported to Tzfat’s Ziv Hospital for further medical treatment. 5 others were injured at various bonfire sites all over the country, including a man in his thirties, who were severely burned, suffered from blows and were overly intoxicated.