Large crowds gather at bonfires in Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh contrary to guidelines

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Bonfire in Mea She'arim * Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

Netanyahu orders that crowds around Lag B’Omer bonfires in Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh be dispersed.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke on Monday night with Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, the Acting Police Commissioner, the head of the National Security Council (NSC), and other factors following the breaching of the guidelines and the lighting of Lag B’Omer bonfires that led to mass crowds in Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh.

NSC head Meir Ben Shabat said in the conversation that this was a behavior that could lead to a new outbreak of coronavirus.

The Prime Minister said that he strongly condemns the breach of the rules and instructed that enforcement be immediately increased and the crowds dispersed.

(Arutz 7)

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