The Satmar Rebbe of Williamsburg Shlita arrived in Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv early Monday evening on schedule. As was reported by YWN-ISRAEL, the rebbe is in Eretz Yisroel for a day to attend the bris of a grandson and to distribute funds in Satmar’s “Shekel Tahor” program.
However, the rebbe did not expect to be detained at the airport for a half hour regarding the contents of his luggage. The rebbe passed through the Masada VIP entrance but officials began probing to determine if the rebbe or members of his entourage were carrying large amounts of cash, chassidim report. Needless to say senior Satmar officials are furious, explaining “the rebbe does not have to be detained for routine inspections”.
Nothing illegal was found and the rebbe and his entourage continued with their visit.
Later Monday night, the rebbe is scheduled to take part in the ‘Vacht Nacht’ (הוואכט-נאכט) of his grandson ahead of the bris.
VIDEO BELOW IS THE MOTORCADE OF THE SATMAR REBBE AS HE LEFT WILLIAMSBURG FOR THE AIRPORT ON SUNDAY NIGHT:
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)