Medics on high alert as Israel prepares to fast during a heat wave
IDF places West Bank under closure; airport to shut down until Saturday night; resuscitation equipment in some synagogues.
Israelis are bracing themselves for an especially hot Yom Kippur, with temperatures rising Friday to over 40 degrees in the Golan Heights and Lake Kinneret region. In the Dan region the mercury will rise to 34 degrees with relative humidity of 50 percent. Jerusalem will see 36 degrees. Saturday, the day of the fast, will be only slightly cooler, possibly one degree less in most of the...
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