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Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has suspended his Haredi deputy Haim Epshtein for 30 days from any activity in the city hall over the Jerusalem Faction's attempts to disrupt the international marathon held in the city on Friday.

 

Epshtein represents the Jerusalem Faction, which, according to Barkat, held protest against the law and the instructions of the police and broke agreements between the state and the faction, all while endangering the public.

 

"It is unthinkable to normalize something such as this," Barkat said to Epshtein in his decision.