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Head of Mahane Yehuda shop owners’ guild summoned for questioning after protest

Police have summoned Tali Friedman, who represents Mahane Yehuda shop owners, for questioning following a protest at the Jerusalem market over the continued closure of open-air markets, Army Radio reports.

She tells the radio station that except for one incident, protesters adhered to social distancing directives.

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion says he backs the shop owners.

“I hope that the government will soon approve the opening of the market, which is a source of income for hundreds of Jerusalemite families,” he writes on Twitter. “I promise to you, market vendors and Jerusalem residents, that I won’t let up until the market is reopened.”

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