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Israel renews quarantine due to COVID-19
In Israel, they say that they are forced to return a number of restrictions so as not to introduce hard quarantine
The Israeli government has decided to resume some strict quarantine measures due to the increased spread of coronavirus infection in the country.
- halls for events, clubs and bars will be closed;
- in restaurants 20 people are allowed inside, up to 30 - outside;
- in synagogues - up to 19 people;
- Gyms and public pools will be closed;
- cultural events - canceled;
- sporting events - without fans;
- summer camps are closed for children, starting from the fourth grade;
- buses can accommodate up to 20 people, windows must be open, air conditioning turned off;
- meetings - up to 20 people, at a distance of two meters from each other and in masks;
- 30% of government personnel are transferred to remote work.
Israeli police identify rapist 11 years after crime
Today, Israeli police reported the disclosure of a crime of sexual violence committed in 2009 in the north of the country.
In July 2009, a young woman living in the Arab village of Rhine was raped by an unknown person in an olive grove near the Arab village of Mashhad, in the Northern District. According to her testimony, a man unfamiliar to her pursued her, then grabbed her by the hair and, threatening to beat her, forced her to undress, and then raped her. A statement was filed with the police, but it was not possible to establish the identity of the offender.
About two months ago, based on the ongoing verification of DNA materials using new technologies, the DNA of the alleged offender and a 38-year-old man serving a sentence in prison for other offenses was established. On June 15, the suspect was detained. On June 25, the materials of the investigation were transferred to the prosecutor's office. The case is being heard in the Nazareth District Court.
183 infected per day
In total, 20869 cases were registered in the country (+183 over the last day). Currently, 4848 people are infected. 307 patients died (+2 per day).
The condition of 46 patients is assessed by doctors as serious, 29 of them are connected to ventilators. The condition of 51 patients of moderate severity, the rest of the disease is easy.
205 patients in hospitals, the rest are ill at home or in specially equipped hotel rooms. 15714 recovered after the coronavirus.
According to the Ministry of Health, over the past month, most often the coronavirus is diagnosed in Israelis aged 20 to 29 years.
Jerusalem Day is the main holiday of the year, which this time will take place in quarantine
This year, the capital of Israel will celebrate its 53rd anniversary. But, unfortunately, due to the epidemic of the Kovid-19 virus, the long-awaited holiday will take place not in the usual format, but with certain restrictions.
The main tradition of celebrating the day of the city, from year to year - the traditional dance of flags in Jerusalem. But this time it was canceled. Only thanks to the Supreme Court, the police and the organization organizing the march, the action will take place on Thursday evening.
The Supreme Court has asked two parties - the police and the Amla Kavali Association - to agree on a plan for this year's limited event. After discussions between the police and the organization, the head of the Jerusalem Police Department presented the agreements reached.
Residents of the capital rejoiced at this news.
What holiday awaits Jerusalem?
This year the celebration will take place without government meetings, without a city-loving ceremony, The Ethiopian Jews National Remembrance Day ceremony will be without a crowd, and the ceremony to honor beloved Jerusalem at the Tower of David Museum will be canceled.
Dances in the center of Yeshiva will also be held in a limited format.
As for the flag dance itself, the event will consist of three sections.
The first is driving trucks and cars.
The second is a human chain of several hundred people, which will take place in several places approved by the police. People are transported around the Old Town by buses provided by the municipality. The main requirement - participants will have to stand at a distance of 2 meters from each other. During this part, other participants will be allowed to watch the chain from the Wall embankment.
The third part - 450 people will be able to pray at the Western Wall.
Lawyer Nati Rom, representing Amalabi, said: "The tradition will not be broken. We are glad that the flag dance continues even during the Crown, and we hope that next year we will have a particularly big event. We thank the Israeli police for their efforts and persistence ".
So, the feast of Jerusalem, albeit with restrictions, will still take place.
Ancient Mosque, Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount
Temple Mount is a special place for the Jewish people.
According to old legends, it was on it that Abraham had to give his own son, Isaac. Here the sanctuary was rebuilt in the form of a temple with an ark. The Temple Mount was the point from which the great Way of the Cross began. After the destruction of the temple, which occurred 40 years after its creation, two mosques were erected on this site. One of them was the Dome of the Rock.
This mosque impresses with its grandiose golden domes and is an outstanding example of architecture. Each of the domes in diameter reaches about 20 meters. Thanks to this, they are visible from almost anywhere in the city.
Inside the mosque is a rocky platform from which, according to legend, the prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven.
There is also a museum of Islamic art, and the Paradise Stone and Earth Stone are kept.
The internal halls of the mosque are decorated with marble, ceramic tiles and mosaic ornaments. Two-story galleries with multi-colored stained-glass windows stretch along the walls.
Even the most luxurious hotels in Jerusalem cannot be compared with this mosque in its splendor.
During quarantine, work on urban infrastructure projects accelerated
During quarantine, traffic on the roads was limited, which caused the activation of infrastructure.
In this regard, Mayor Moshe Leon this week instructed specialists to accelerate urban infrastructure projects.
For example, the first and most important project that is already underway is the expansion of the light rail line, the red line, to Hadass Ein Kerem in the south and Neve Yaakov in the north.
“The municipality of Jerusalem, the Ministry of Transport, the group of transport master plans and Moriah will facilitate infrastructure work to expand the red line of the light rail in the coming days,” the mayor said. The municipality added that for more intensive work, work will be performed during rarefied automobile traffic.
The work will include excavation and laying of railway infrastructure, after which the transport situation will be restored to its previous state.
Another important project that is being implemented next week will be the laying of public transport routes on Begin Road.
As part of this work, the route will be expanded, and a 2.5 km long road will be built on the new route. The work will include the organization of infrastructure for the placement of control and information signs, lighting and fences.
Also this week, the modernization of city streets will be accelerated. Modernization work includes the modernization of roads and sidewalks, including geometric changes, modernization of lighting, planting trees and flowers, as well as the placement of outdoor furniture.
This burst of infrastructure work is caused by the desire of the municipality to minimize the inconvenience of citizens.