Photo: Yosef Bornstein
The woman at the Kotel
Photo: Yosef Bornstein

Woman detained after stripping, walking nude near Western Wall

Western Wall modesty volunteers escort a seemingly mentally ill woman to police after she strips naked and tries to walk into men's prayer section; woman released without restrictive conditions.

A mentally-ill woman was arrested Sunday after she stripped naked in the Western Wall plaza in broad daylight and walked around the site nude.



Visitors and worshippers were shocked at the sight of a young woman walking around the plaza completely naked.


Female volunteers who guard the entrance to the women's section and ensure visitors are dressed appropriately rushed toward the woman and unsuccessfully attempted to cover her.


The woman at the Kotel (Photo: Yosef Bornstein)
The woman at the Kotel (Photo: Yosef Bornstein)


"She came into the women's section dressed and walked out naked," said one of the female volunteers. "She had a weird look in her eyes. She didn't say anything, just marched in the direction of the men's section. I tried to chase her with something to cover her, but I couldn't catch her."


After successfully evading the modesty volunteers, the woman was eventually detained by a male volunteer at the entrance to the men's section, who escorted her to the police.


During a police interview, it became apparent the 23-year-old suffered from a mental illness. She was released home to her father's care without any restrictive conditions.


פרסום ראשון: 06.12.17, 17:01
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