Security personnel at the Kosel Plaza became suspicious when the woman clad in a burqa waited to pass security to enter on her way to tefilla on Wednesday morning, 30 Sivan 5772.
The guard however realized this lady was no lady, but a bearded man with a deep voice. He stopped the man and it soon became apparent the woman was a man, apparently a mentally disturbed individual who explained he had to go to the Kosel and davka daven in the women’s section.
The 30-year-old man of Russian descent is a resident of Yerushalayim, and he explained to the guards he needed to daven in the ezras noshim for the safety of southern area residents who are being hit by rockets from Gaza.
A check with police showed the man was arrested in the past, about a half year ago, when he spray painted pro Arab graffiti on a Kosel Plaza wall.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)