Calls to seal off ultra-Orthodox areas add to Israel's virus tensions

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Rules enforcement highlights problem of getting message across to minority community

It wasn’t a typical police operation. Two Israeli officers were to go undercover, although not posing as drug dealers or arms traffickers. For this particular assignment, they were to disguise themselves as ultra-Orthodox Jews.

Their mission on Friday was to bust an illegal gathering in a synagogue. People were praying together, a practice that is now against the law in the era of the coronavirus. Once the officers got inside to confirm the crowd, more units barged in and dispersed people.

When a population are told the Torah will protect them there is no motivation to comply with orders

Related: Jewish leaders fear ultra-Orthodox Jews have missed isolation message

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