11.05.2011 07.Ijar, 5771 Tag 21 des Omer
Number of visitors causes JNF to close parks, forests after maximum capacity reached; 400 tons of garbage collected at holiday's end.
At least 1.5 million Israelis headed to Jewish National Fund (JNF) parks and forests to celebrate Israel's 63rd Independence Day on Tuesday, up 200,000 from last year, Army Radio reported.
The prideful celebrators filled the parks with the sublime scent of barbecue foods, and also left their fair share of garbage. Army Radio said that at least 400 tons were collected….