Yom Kippur passes quietly in Israel

September 14, 2013 21:35

Yom Kippur passed peacefully in Israel this year, Israel Defense Forces said Saturday night, although there were the usual accidents from a day in which cars disappear, and cyclists, rollerbladers and skateboarders rule the roads.

Magen David Adom rescue personnel treated some 2,000 people across the country, Israel Radio said. That number included 130 people who collapsed as a result of the 25-hour fast, which this year took place in temperatures that topped 35 degrees in some cities, primarily due to the holiday falling earlier than usual, when summer weather is still very much in evidence.

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