An approximate 500 Chareidim held a Hafganah in Netanya outside the Ma’adanei Aviv store in in protest of the sale of pork. The police have informed Ynet, that the Hafganah was held peacefully. Last week, (as was reported HERE on YW,) the Netanya City Council approved a bylaw prohibiting the sale of pork in the city.
The bylaw was passed despite the legal council’s opinion that it would not be approved by the Interior Ministry or the High Court of Justice due to the fact that before such a decision is reached a poll must be taken among the population in areas where non-kosher meat vendors may choose to set up shop.
Netanya’s Chareidi public, however, did not wait for the implementation of the bylaw and has already launched protest activists. Hundreds of demonstrators arrived at the city’s Zion Square, where they prayed and held signs reading ‘Help – pork on the loose’, ‘Stop corruption’ and ‘pork contaminates Israel’s soul’.