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Israelis spend $220 million within 6 hours on Black Friday

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Israelis in 2021 continued to increase their rate of participation in the international purchasing craze that is Black Friday, buying products in the hundreds of millions of shekels within hours.

Data from credit card processor Automated Bank Services showed that between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., Israelis spent some NIS 745 million ($220 million), a rise of around 22 percent over the same period last year, continuing a trend of yearly increases in spending during the shopping frenzy.

Black Friday originates in the US. The day after the US Thanksgiving celebration is the traditional start to the holiday shopping season, and normally sees Americans line up outside stores before they open to clinch deals on popular items. The day has........

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