The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York.
Channel 10 news reports that of the 70 Israelis injured in rocket attacks since the launch of Operation Pillar of Defense on Wednesday, 16 suffered physical injuries and were admitted to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, including a four year with moderate injuries. Twelve people suffering physical injuries were sent to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheva, and 12 were sent to Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot, two of whom were seriously injured. An additional 30 people who suffered from shock were treated at Soroka.
Some of the injuries occurred as citizens scrambled for safety during Red Alert sirens.
About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
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