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Stabbing, fighting, and fireworks, during Purim festivities – Israel News


Tel Aviv’s annual Purim Rave Street Party at Kikar Hamedina.
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Police responded to multiple fights and stabbings that broke out during Purim festivities on late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

In the central city of Ness Ziona, south of Tel Aviv, three 22-year-old men were injured from stabbings, two lightly injured and one moderately.

Police received a report of the fight at 1:40 a.m, the injured were evacuated in stable condition to the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot.

A police investigation into the incident is still ongoing. A 32-year-old woman was injured after a fight broke out on Y.L. Perets street near the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station.

Another 25-year-old man was stabbed in the upper body on HaHashmona’im Street in Bat Yam and evacuated in moderate condition to the Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv.

In the Druse village of Beit Jann, two teenagers ages 16 and 17 were stabbed in the upper body after an argument broke out, police said. The wounded were evacuated in moderate condition to the Western Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya.

Police said a third suspect in the stabbing was arrested and during interrogation tied himself to the stabbing. The suspect will be brought to the Acre Magistrates Court on Sunday, where police are seeking to extend his remand. Meanwhile police are continuing to confiscate large amounts of illegal fireworks, which are in high demand during Purim. A Bnei Brak man in his 20s was arrested on Thursday policed announced on Sunday after he allegedly hid three crates of fireworks in his apartment.

“The Israeli police continue to enforce the law relating to dangerous toys to ensure public safety and prevent the spread of harmful toys,” the Dan Region Police said in a statement on Sunday.

On Thursday Police arrested two teenagers from central Israel and confiscated hundreds of fireworks on Thursday in an alleged firework trafficking ring.

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