Haredi passengers refuse to wear masks on flight from New York to Israel

Dozens of ultra-Orthodox passengers refused to wear face masks throughout a United Airlines flight from New York to Israel that landed Friday morning, ignoring repeated requests by fellow passengers and staff, Hebrew-language media reports.

Traveler Tali Tenenbaum describes the flight as traumatic, saying passengers tried to stay away from the “coronavirus breeding ground” by going to the bathroom to drink, and couldn’t eat or sleep.

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