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Senior Haredi rabbis call on public not to visit Western Wall due to security situation

People walk next to an Israeli flag lowered to half-staff in honor of the Mt. Meron disaster victims, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, May 2, 2021 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
People walk next to an Israeli flag lowered to half-staff in honor of the Mt. Meron disaster victims, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, May 2, 2021 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Senior Ashkenazi Haredi Rabbis Gershon Edelstein and Chaim Kanievsky have published a call urging followers not to visit the Western Wall during the Sunday night to Monday Shavuot holiday due to the security situation.

Authorities running the Western Wall are still preparing for thousands of worshipers to visit the site.

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