Bones: Protests and Arrests in Eretz Yisrael


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While the removal of the bones at the Barzilai Hospital site has been completed, the matter is not forgotten, not to mention ongoing excavations in the Jaffa area of Tel Aviv.

Protests continued in Yerushalayim on Sunday morning, and stormy protests took place in Jaffa, at the site of the excavations. A large force of anti-riot police were on hand Sunday, but the force was unsuccessful in preventing the protestors from reaching the location. Among them was prominent Eida askan R’ Isaac Weiss, who reports he was hit with teargas and detained along without about 20 others. They were taken to a Tel Aviv police station. The detainees accuse police of using unjustifiable force against them.

Loudspeakers are heard in the capital on Sunday afternoon, calling for additional protests on Sunday evening to halt the excavations and to demand the release of the detainees being held in Tel Aviv. Protests are also likely in Ramat Beit Shemesh on Sunday evening.

Member of the Badatz Eida Chareidit are expected to take part in protests on Monday as well according to ‘Kol Chareidi’.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)


  1. This is what happens when people don’t listen to Daas Torah. Rav Elyashiv SHLITA paskened that the bones could be moved. Aguda backed down on the subject after psak that the bones could be moved. It’s pashut from the Gemorah that bones can be moved for communal needs. And it’s even a safek if they’re Jewish, the Chevra Kadisha’s won’t bury them in a Jewish cemetary. But still the Eida protests contrary to all this Daas Torah.