JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Production of a new television series by the Kan Corporation was abruptly halted, following a mass demonstration by Charedi extremists.
The new drama, “Malach HaMashchis” (Angel of Destruction), was being filmed at a printing house in the Geula neighborhood on Tuesday. According to a report in Yisrael Hayom, dozens of extremist demonstrators lined up outside the production area, shouting “Shaygitz” and “Jewish outcasts” at the actors and crew.
Producers shut down the shoot immediately and say that they are moving production to another more amenable neighborhood.
The crew said that they feared they would be lynched by the angry mob
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Police were called to the scene, and the production crew decided to halt filming and dismantle the set, despite a financial loss of tens of thousands of shekels.
The production company released the following statement:
“Due to an intense demonstration which erupted near the set today in Jerusalem, our production crew was forced to halt and evacuate the set despite the high cost incurred, because the safety and well-being of crew members is our top priority. Production will be resumed in a new location.”