Selin ATAY-TDO- In Israel, the country where the Covid-19 vaccine is most commonly administered when proportioned by population in the world, Orthodox Jews protested against restrictions imposed as part of the fight against the novel type of coronavirus. As the protest grew, police intervened harshly against the crowd.
Orthodox Jews hold crowded funerals and weddings in defiance of coronavirus measures, although it is prohibited under coronavirus restrictions. Moreover, Orthodox Jewish families continue to send their children to school. In Israel, meanwhile, the government has banned groups of more than 10 from holding events together.
Tens of thousands of Orthodox Jews protesting against the Covid-19 restrictions in Israel gathered in Shabbat Square, west of Jerusalem. Orthodox Jews chanting slogans against the government, accompanied by banners in their hands, set fire to garbage cans, and some demonstrators were seen throwing stones at security forces. During the protest, some congregational leaders spoke to the crowd with megaphones. There was a brawl between protesters and police teams who did not comply with police warnings to end the protest, and security forces intervened in the crowd with water cannons.
In Israel, with a population of about 9 million, more than 1 in 3 of the population received the Covid-19 vaccine. Orthodox Jews, on the other hand, make up the section with the least Covid-19 vaccine in the country.