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Day’s 2nd funeral for a Haredi rabbi set to begin, as police justify not dispersing the 1st

As the funeral is set to begin for Rabbi Yitzhok Scheiner in Jerusalem following the mass funeral of another top Haredi rabbi earlier today, police sources tell Channel 12 news they will not prevent it.

A senior cop was earlier cited by the network as saying about the first funeral, attended by some 10,000 people: “Anything can be dispersed. The question is at what cost. If the police had forcefully dispersed the funeral, including by using tear gas, water cannons and clubs, it would have ended with hundreds injured among the protesters and the police. The state would not have forgotten this event.”

“We are alone in this effort. Don’t expect us, and only us, to do the dirty work with the price of bloodshed.”

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