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January 9, 2014 11:41 am

Rioters Protest Nightly Closure of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s Grave

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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in 2007. Photo: Wikipedia.

Times of Israel – Hundreds of predominantly ultra-Orthodox protesters in Jerusalem lit garbage cans on fire and threw stones at police Wednesday to demonstrate against the limited visiting hours at the cemetery in which former Sephardic Chief Rabbi Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is buried.

A large detachment of police officers was dispatched to the scene on Bar-Ilan Street to control the situation.

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