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Kotel Closed for Third Time


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For the second time this week, and the third time since Pesach, the Kotel plaza was closed to visitors because no security guards could be found to men the security stations at the entrance to the site.

It was the second time this week that the Plaza has been closed due to a shortage of guards. According to a statement by the office of Rav Shmuel Rabinovitch, Rabbi of the Kotel, this morning’s closure led to scuffles at security points by visitors forced to enter the Kotel plaza via alternate entrances.

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation has asked Israeli authorities to annul the contract with Civilian Information, the company that provides security at the Western Wall.

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  1. Sad but good that israel wont step down in there security.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Don't we have an Army or police force? Take the soldiers destroying Jewish homes and put them at the Kotel. Where are the priorities of the "Jewish" country?

  3. Better safe than sorry

  4. Then close it to our arab enemies who are illegally occupying it as well.

  5. Yechiel Baum says:

    Use the Haredi draft dodgers as the security for the Kotel since they love the religion so much, now they can prove it and do it with religious zeal and extra security precautions


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