Several dozen far-right Ukrainians stormed a tent encampment of ultra-Orthodox Jewish visitors in Uman, Ukraine over the weekend, destroying equipment and dismantling parts of the camp. A police force was dispatched to the area, but according to witnesses, the officers failed to intervene.
“On Shabbat, when they knew we wouldn’t be able to respond or activate the communication device, they simply knocked down the fence, pushed the light poles and security cameras and caused damage estimated at half a million dollars,” Eliezer Kirshboim, chairman and director of the Jewish association in Uman told Yedioth Ahronoth. “We are approaching the High Holidays, and this disrupts all our work arrangements.”
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