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The annual Tel Aviv city Purim bash at Kikar HaMedina this year attracted some 60,000 celebrants to the party this past Friday, which was Shushan Purim – the day of the holiday celebrated in Jerusalem and in walled cities around Israel, such as Hebron.

But some of the revelers in Tel Aviv were apparently whooping it up a little too far: 10 people were taken to Ichilov Medical Center in the city. A total of 53 people required some form of medical attention for dehydration and/or overconsumption of alcohol.


Police detained 11 people, including five who were held on suspicion of drug trafficking and violence, and six others who were accused of selling alcohol to minors.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.