After nearly two months of national quarantine last spring-Israel’s 9 million residents largely obeyed the order to stay at home-it turns out that the fall of Lockdown II is full of loopholes and more controversial.
Since the start of the second quarantine on September 25, an energetic public has been reluctant to self-discipline because the public doubts that such restrictions are necessary. They are desperate to make a living and are angry that politicians ignore their own rules.
Entire communities and towns have openly ignored regulations prohibiting gatherings at synagogues, weddings and funerals, especially in the ultra-Orthodox religious communities in Israel. Due to the closure of workplaces and schools, the park is full of families and sports groups. Social media is flooded with various stories. These stories involve all kinds of citizens, from traveling to the official limit of 1
The police widely shared a video tape that pulled the police out of the host from the illegal wedding. Police said that when members of the wedding threw the bottle, a police officer was slightly injured.
“Reduce community spirit”
Brig said: “During the first blockade, we saw many people working to deal with this epidemic as a unified community.” General Sigal Bar-Tzvi, commander of the Israeli police community security. “However, this time, people are increasingly worried about themselves and their needs. Lack of community spirit.”
Opinion polls show that confidence in the government’s response to the pandemic has collapsed.
Many public health officials oppose the package of bans, calling them too blunt. They worry that uneven law enforcement, government infighting and vacillating policies are creating cynicism, which will make outbreaks in the coming months more difficult.
Hagai Levine, president of the Israeli Association of Public Health Physicians, said: “People have lost more trust, I am afraid they will not be so cautious in the future.” “There is no public health without the public.”
Small businesses went bankrupt due to the economic collapse caused by the pandemic, and now they are turning to guerrilla retail, risking a fine of approximately $1,500 to transport household goods and toys through the half-open front door.
Along the Emek Refaim, a popular shopping street in Jerusalem, a dry cleaner, a hardware store and a flower shop are all lit up. Although it is locked for business on Sunday, the door is still open. This is a normal working day in Israel. Benny, the florist owner, said: “Unless the police arrive, I will open it,” said Benny, the florist owner.
Elsewhere on this street, a shady transaction was unfolding, the door was closed, but the owner could be seen inside. At Hoshen Jewellry, owner Ziva Mizrahi just let in two clients while doing some paperwork.
She said: “If I’m here and they knock on the door, I have to do it.” She doesn’t want to violate the coronavirus restrictions, but since the lockdown began, business has fallen by 90%. “Otherwise, I don’t know how long I can last.”
According to a summary of commercial evasion in the newspaper Ha’aretz, a florist in Tel Aviv has been open, calling its herbs “fresh food” to invoke permitted exceptions. For the same reason, at least one clothing store put boxes of fruit for sale between the hangers.
A group of car owners burned tires and unsold inventory on the streets of Tel Aviv on Thursday to protest the forced closure during the economic collapse. In the first half of the year, more than 37,000 companies closed down.
Last Sunday, thousands of small shops organized through Facebook opened due to a mass uprising. The Association of Retail, Fashion and Cafe Chains said that this Sunday, the national retail chains announced plans to join them, and more than 6,000 stores are expected to violate the regulations.
After the new coronavirus first appeared in March, Israel succeeded in reducing the infection rate. Thanks to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cheerleading efforts on TV almost every night, the government closed airports and schools and told everyone to stay at home.
But critics say that within a few weeks of the reopening in May-infections broke out suddenly-infections started to increase. In September, new cases reached a peak of more than 4,000 cases per day, the highest per capita incidence in the world, and most of these cases occurred in ultra-orthodox and Arab communities. Covid-19 cases threaten to flood some hospitals.
Other countries facing recovery figures have chosen targeted restrictions, including curfews that began this weekend in Paris and other cities in France. Israel once again imposed a nationwide shutdown on the eve of the Jewish holiday, and it met with immediate resistance.
People are even more reluctant to comply this time, in part because they can see ultra-Orthodox communities, which have twice the infection rate of the general population, and completely rejected the blockade. Although some rabbis persuaded their followers not to hold holiday gatherings, many rabbis refused to hold synagogue prayers, closed Jewish schools or dispersed outdoor crowds.
Officials also disdain memory, including President Netanyahu and Leuven Rivlin, who banned Passover gatherings during the first blockade. Natanyahu’s wife Sara was arrested when a hair stylist came to her home and the former Minister of Health attended the wedding, both illegal.
Dan Ben-David, a professor at Tel Aviv University and director of the Shorsh Institute of Socio-Economics, said: “The main part of Israel’s role should not be’freier’,” which is loosely translated as “in Hebrew”. Suction cup”. The public response is being tracked. “These guys ignore it, so why not?”
The decision to conduct another full quarantine on the eve of the Jewish holiday season was made in a chaotic battle between the ministers of health, education, and finance, all fighting for different rules and exceptions.
Netanyahu, who is facing corruption charges, is accused of pushing for a work stoppage to end the growing mass protests against his rule, which has become a regular weekly event outside the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem.
The result is a series of inconsistent regulations, making the public confused and suspicious.
Levin of the Israeli Association of Public Health Physicians said: “What Israel does is illogical, just like Kafka.” “Why can’t you swim in the sea? Why can’t you take out from a restaurant? It destroys trust.”
As the infection rate gradually dropped to the target level of 2,000 new cases per day, Israel began to increase Some restrictions on Sunday. In the face of opposition from the teachers’ union, preschool classes are allowed to reopen, so that people can travel freely and gather in groups of up to 10 indoors and 20 outdoors.
But the “red zone” communities with the highest infection rates will continue to be locked down.
Levin said that the country risked being trapped in an extreme cycle by first conducting large-scale quarantine, followed by spiked cases, and then conducting large-scale quarantine without adopting a comprehensive strategy to reduce the infection rate.
He said: “If we don’t learn from our mistakes, Israel may implement a third blockade.”