Ramat Gan mayor to government: Close off Bnei Brak or I’ll petition High Court

Ramat Gan Mayor Carmel Shama-Hacohen has written a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other government officials demanding a general closure on the neighboring city of Bnei Brak, which has become one of the main coronavirus hotspots in the country.

Shama-Hacohen says the situation in Bnei Brak is placing his own residents in mortal danger.

The mayor says if action is not taken immediately he will petition the High Court of Justice on the matter tomorrow.

Ramat Gan mayor and former Likud MK Carmel Shama-Hacohen at a convention of newly elected mayors and heads of local councils, in Ashkelon, November 27, 2018. (Flash90)

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