30 thousand citizens of Israel come for Rosh Hashana in Uman
14:18, 9 September 2015

30 thousand citizens of Israel come for Rosh Hashana in Uman

400 police officers to guard the Hasidic campers and ensure security

14:18, 9 September 2015


State Emergency Service press office reported that this year during the celebration of the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah, which is held September 13-19, about 25-30 thousand citizens of Israel to come to Uman, Cherkasy region. Due to this fact, Emergency Service will provide a strengthened security regime.

The Emergency Service prepared a special plan of emergency response for the period of Jewish New Year celebration.

More than 400 police officers are to guard the order during the celebration of Rosh Hashanah in Uman. As part of the consolidated unit, 15 police officers from Israel will also come here. Patrolling will be carried out around the clock in two-shift mode.

As was reported yesterday, thirty young men with an athletic appearance attacked the camp of Hasidim in Uman. They used a variety of carpentry tools when destroying the fence of the camp; they also promised to demolish the whole camp.  The attack took place on Saturday, Shabbat, which entails refraining from work activities.

Related: Hasidic campers were attacked in Uman on the eve of Rosh Hashana

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