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Haifa City Hall officials gave the order and a chareidi yeshiva in the city was evacuated on motzei Shabbos.
There is fury and anger in the chareidi community over the move, ordering the eviction of a yeshiva on motzei Shabbos in Haifa’s Achuza neighborhood.
According to the yeshiva’s management, they rented the building lawfully last week, and on Thursday they entered the site. On motzei Shabbos, when the talmidim went out to the Melave Malka in the N’vei Sha’anan neighborhood, a notice was received that the municipality had brought workers who had entered the building and began to sow destruction while breaking yeshiva equipment and throwing it out of the building.
Chareidi community leaders, headed by City Council member Miki Alper, came to the scene and met with the municipality’s director-general who arrived at the site, and police officers prevented the incident from escalating into violence.
During the eviction, City Director-General Gadi Margalit maintained the yeshiva entered the building illegally, demanding it evacuate immediately. He announced he was using his authority to close it down.
“This is a reality that students have not experienced since Kristallnacht, to enter the building to dismantle and destroy the furniture, something that did not happen from Kristallnacht. It cannot be that in a lawful nation, city employees evict a yeshiva while police do nothing, all the while they do not have legal eviction papers”, yeshiva officials explained.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)