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Deri asked, received approval from Ohana not to limit number of Meron visitors

Shas party leader Aryeh Deri leads a Shas faction meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem on April 19, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Shas party leader Aryeh Deri leads a Shas faction meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem on April 19, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Ahead of yesterday’s Lag B’Omer event in Meron, right-wing, religious lawmakers exerted immense pressure to ensure that there would be no limits placed on the number of attendees, Channel 12 reports.

Shas chairman Aryeh Deri sent an official request to Public Security Minister Amir Ohana, saying that “anyone who wants to come [to Meron] should be allowed to do so.”

Ohana went on to approve the request and no limits on attendees were put in place at Meron, despite requests from health officials.

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