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Burning Israeli flags Photo: Yisrael Cohen
Burning Israeli flags Photo: Yisrael Cohen

Neturei Karta hold anti-Israel protest on Independence Day

Members of radical anti-Zionist sect take to streets in Bnei Brak, torch Israeli flags while country celebrates 64th Independence Day

Kobi Nahshoni
Published: 04.27.12, 00:38 / Israel News

While the State of Israel celebrated 64 years of independence, a group of Neturei Karta demonstrators  burned Israeli flags in Bnei Brak.


An eyewitness told Ynet that several members of the anti-Zionist Jewish sect rioted in front of the Lithuanian Yeshiva and set Israeli flags on fire, while calling out slogans against Israel.


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According to the eyewitness, dozens of Bnei Brak residents gathered around the demonstrators and protested against their anti-Israel behavior.


שרפו את הדגל וקראו קריאות גנאי נגד המדינה (צילום: ישראל כהן, כיכר השבת) 

Neturei Karta demonstrators burn Israeli flags (Photo: Yisrael Cohen)


Several of the Yeshiva students confronted the protesters until they eventually left the premises.


One radical haredi activist told Ynet that he and his friends have been trying to expand their protest outside of Jerusalem. He expressed his satisfaction with the groups' protest in Bnei Brak.


"We will continue to express our anti-Zionist and anti-Israel views. It is our truth," he said.




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