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Police say enforcing lockdown at rabbi’s funeral would have caused ‘bloodshed’

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox men attend the funeral of late Rabbi Meshulam Dovid Soloveitchik in Jerusalem, January 31, 2021, (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Thousands of ultra-Orthodox men attend the funeral of late Rabbi Meshulam Dovid Soloveitchik in Jerusalem, January 31, 2021, (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The Israel Police is quoted by Channel 12 news as saying it couldn’t have prevented the mass funeral of a top ultra-Orthodox rabbi, since “enforcement would have ended in bloodshed.”

Around 10,000 attended the burial of Rabbi Meshulam Dovid Soloveitchik, 99, who died of COVID-19, in violation of the lockdown rules.

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