A large contingent of police stood guard on Friday at all of
Bnei Brak's entrances and on the streets where the
levaya's massive throng of participants passed by.
According to police estimates hundreds of thousands
participated in the levaya of Maran Rosh Hayeshiva,
ztvk'l. The estimate broadcast over the radio was
The Yarkon Police Precinct started strategic planning for the
levaya upon hearing of the passing of Maran Rosh
Hayeshiva, ztvk'l. Together with the Municipality of
Bnei Brak, they began preparing security arrangements for the
levaya and traffic coordination within and outside of
Hundreds of police officers were stationed along all of Bnei
Brak's entrances on Friday, from the morning onward. Police
barricades were erected at all of the city's entrances.
Starting from 8 AM the city's entrances were completely
sealed off to everyone, with the exception of gedolei
haTorah and emergency medical personnel.
The drivers of the gedolei Yisroel who requested
permission to arrive by car to the Ponevezh Yeshiva or to the
actual levaya, and afterwards to the cemetery, were
given police escorts in order to clear the way for their
Police noted the Bnei Brak municipality's cooperation,
together with other officials, in all aspects of traffic
arrangements during the levaya. They also praised the
levaya's participants who obeyed the directions of the
police, as needed.
Several helicopters hovered over the throngs of participants
as part of the city's security efforts. The helicopter
observed developments. This was in addition to the tens of
police vans and motorcyclists that converged on practically
every street corner of Bnei Brak.