Policemen Dress Up As Chareidim, Bust Clandestine Minyan

Ultra Orthodox jewish men pray at the entrance to their home in Jerusalem April 3, 2020. following the government's decisions, in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

RECHASIM (VINnews) — Two members of the Zevulun police department went undercover as Chareidim in order to find out the whereabouts of a clandestine minyan taking place inside a shul in the town of Rechasim near Kfar Chasidim.

Police had been trying for days to discover the whereabouts of the clandestine minyan but each time the minyan had split before police succeeded in arriving. Police commander Kobi Karni dressed up as a Chareidi together with another undercover member and thye succeeded in finding the forbidden gathering. The two took out their police badges, detained the members of the minyan and fined them.

Just an hour later the place was opened once again for prayer despite the prior warnings. Police swiftly entered the makeshift shul, closed it up and registered fines of 17,500 NIS to the participants.

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