Request to Set Up Police Station in Meron
By Yechiel Sever
United Torah Judaism activists are making concerted efforts
to bring about the setup of a police station at the site of
Kever Rashbi in Meron and are demanding police act to ward
off the disorderly toughs who have been desecrating the site
through their recent unacceptable conduct.
MK Rabbi Uri Maklev contacted the Police Commander following
a series of violent incidents at the site, saying when he
visited the area of the gravesite recently he saw people
roaming freely throughout the area and acting violently,
showing no respect for the sanctity of the site or many of
the people who come to pray there.
MK Rabbi Uri Maklev asked the police itself to set up a
permanent presence near the gravesite. UTJ members note the
Committee of Five, which was started with the support of
gedolei Yisroel, is not intended to ensure visitor
safety. The Committee of Five is charged with the task of
improving and refurbishing the site and upholding the
sanctity of the site.