Police Stoned In Meah Shearim On Shabbat; 10 Arrested, 30 Fined

Police officers at a synagogue in the ultra orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Meah Shearim as they close shops and disperse public gatherings following the government's decisions, in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus. March 30, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ??? ????? ????? ??????? ?????? ???? ???? ?????

Police forces entered Meah Shearim Friday night in order to enforce the health ministry’s regulations and found tens of residents violating the regulations and endangering public health. A number of residents hurled stones at police who were forced to use methods to disperse demonstrations.

On Shabbat morning police continued to disperse residents trying to make minyanim in shuls and open spaces in violation of regulations. Some residents attacked police, 10 local residents were arrested and 30 fines were issued.

Police dispersed a number of other minyanim in Jerusalem as well as in Modi’in Illit and Nahariya, where residents entered a shul from the back entrance but were found by police after local residents reported them.

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