Watch: Police send dozens of troops to detain surfer who refused to leave water

Footage of dozens of police officers, some on a motor boat, swarming around and detaining a lone surfer near Tel Aviv’s Hilton Beach who allegedly refused to evacuate the water goes viral, leading some viewers wondering whether the amount of manpower utilized was proportional to the alleged crime.

Government guidelines allow individuals to carry out sporting activity up to 500 meters from their homes, but the beaches have remained closed.

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