Chareidim of Israel’s northernmost town, Nahariya, are upset that its kosher beach has become unusable for the past two years since the municipality stopped assigning life guards there.
“Locals feel discriminated against due to the fact that there is no separate-gender beach for the many chareidim living here,” said local activist Lior Buchris. “In the recent past, more and more chareidi families are coming to live here and there is still no solution.
“There was a separate beach until two years ago after a long struggle of chareidim against the municipality,” he said. “But in the past two years there has been no solution. It angers people that they have nowhere to send their children. We are forced to send our kids to beaches in Ako and at present it’s dangerous there [due to an Arab population].”
David Steger – Matzav.com Israel