A four-year-old girl drowned on Yom Kippur in a mikve that had been left open in
She and her brother had entered the building on Neufeld Street
containing the ritual bath when she slipped and fell. Her brother rushed out to
call for help.
Medics and paramedics of United Hatzalah who were alerted
rushed to the scene and performed emergency resuscitation and she was rushed to
the hospital by a mobile intensive care unit where she was declared
Expecting many thousands of Jewish worshipers to gather at the
Western Wall in Jerusalem at the start of Yom Kippur on Friday evening, police
undertook numerous preemptive security measures for the duration of the fast.
Army Radio reported Saturday Security crossings into Israel from the West Bank
were temporarily closed Friday and were to open again following Yom Kippur in
accordance with security assessments adopted by the IDF.
Magen David Adom
on Saturday night reported that its medics and paramedics had dealt with 2,566
incidents in which 1,973 of them were transferred to hospitals for continued
treatment. The cases included dehydration and injuries from road accidents and
bicycles and other wheeled vehicles.
The high temperatures caused 130
people to faint; 16 needing resuscitation; and 63 were taken to hospitals around
the country. Six women gave birth at home before they could reach the hospital;
paramedics and medics delivered the babies.
Over 200 children were hurt
while on skateboards, skates and bicycles and needed to be treated. A
nine-year-old Haifa girl fell from her bike and injured her head; she was taken
to Rambam Medical Center in moderate to serious condition.
MDA also said
that, unconnected to the fast, a 15-year-old boy fell from an Ashdod building,
apparently while playing a game involving jumping between buildings. He was
taken in moderate condition to Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot with fractures.
In Netanya, a 30-year-old man fell 10 meters and was killed.
three incidents of rocks thrown at MDA ambulances by children and youths in
Kiryat Shmona and Netanya; MDA said they were not haredim.
In the Upper
Galilee, fire fighters scrambled to control a large forest fire near the village
of Amirim on Saturday evening. The blaze began Saturday afternoon, and there
were no reports of injuries, Israel Radio said. Residents of the village were
evacuated from their homes and Route 866 was blocked in both
Firefighters succeeded in partially extinguishing the blaze,
allowing some residents to return to their homes.MDA calls on the public
to donate blood because of the seasonal shortage.
http://mdais.org/dam for more information.
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