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Rivlin attended funeral with 100 people in violation of health orders — report

President Reuven Rivlin attended a funeral that violated Health Ministry orders limiting the size of public gatherings, Army Radio reports.

The funeral, for one of Rivlin’s brothers-in-law, was held several weeks ago before the start of a current ongoing virus lockdown.

However, sources tell the station that over 100 people were at the funeral though at the time public gatherings were limited to no more than 20 outdoors or 10 indoors.

Photos from the funeral showed Rivlin surrounded by some 40 people, according to the station.

Rivlin’s office says in a response to the report that the president had attended after being told the event would keep to the ordered limits. According to the report, the family had made efforts to keep numbers down but many more people arrived than were expected.

Illustrative: President Reuven Rivlin attends a funeral at Givat Shaul cemetery in Jerusalem, on December 31, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
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