Israelis did not miss the chance to take advantage of the long holiday weekend and travel, with more than 70,000 people visiting the country’s national parks and nature reserves and 2,500 people camping on the eve of Rosh Hashanah.
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More than 70,000 people visited national parks and nature reserves in Israel on Thursday. On this Rosh Hashanah holiday, the most popular spots were Gan Hasloshah, the Yarkon river, Caesarea and Ashkelon. 2,500 people chose to spend the Jewish New Year’s eve camping throughout the country, especially along Israel’s coastline at the Bonim and Achziv beaches, which eventually closed due to full capacity.
The Israel Nature and Parks Authority is prepared for the masses of additional visitors during the days of the holiday and the weekend and is offering various activities for the whole family. On Saturday, a kite festival will take place at Beit Guvrin National Park.
Gan HaShlosha National Park, the most popular site this holiday Photo Credit: Doron Horowitz/Flash90/Channel 2 News