Neturei Karta in Gaza
Photo: AP

Neturei Karta spend Shabbat in Gaza

Several members of anti-Zionist Jewish sect spend Sabbath in Gaza with Israel's most bitter enemies, Hamas, in show of support for Palestinian people

Several members of an anti-Zionist Jewish sect have spent the Jewish Sabbath in Gaza with some of Israel's most bitter enemies, the Islamic group Hamas.


Yisroel Dovid Weiss, a leader of the radical Neturei Karta, said Saturday that his group was in Gaza to show support for the Palestinian people.

NK member praying with children in Gaza (Photo: AP)


The sect decries Israel's existence because they believe Jews must live in exile without a country of their own until the coming of the Messiah.


Neturei Karta traditionally supports Israel's enemies - most notably Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whom members hugged at a Holocaust denial conference in 2006.


They are estimated to have up to a few thousand followers and are mostly shunned by mainstream Judaism.


פרסום ראשון: 01.02.10, 22:02
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