Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera 26 Oct 2020

Ultra-Orthodox communities illegally reopen schools amid COVID-19


The question of how to reopen schools safely has been perplexing Israel's government for weeks.
But in Ultra-Orthodox towns and neighbourhoods, it has been much simpler: They have just reopened, in violation of the law.

Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from West Jerusalem.

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