MDA teams were called in to 2,566 incidents and evacuated 1,973 people to hospitals nationwide, including 145 women in labor.
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Ambulances were not always well received, as paramedics reported of incidents in which stones were hurled at ambulances, most likely by people who were enraged at the violation of the day.
MDA, however, stressed, that those responsible for throwing the stones were not haredim.
Stones were also thrown at a car driving down a central Jerusalem street. No injuries were reported, but according to police, the car's windshields were smashed. Police made no arrests as of yet.
A 4-year-old girl drowned in a Bnei Brak mikveh, to which she had entered with her two brothers. The brothers asked for the help of a bystander, who pulled her out of the water and contacted emergency services. She was rushed to the Schneider Children's Medical Center in Petah Tikva, where she was pronounced dead.
A 10-year-old girl sustained head injuries from hitting a parked car with her bicycle. MDA evacuated her to the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa for further care.
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