Haifa municipal workers demolished the interior plaster walls of the Yad Harambam Yeshiva in the city’s Ramat Begin neighborhood and removed its furniture, letting seforim and tefillin tumble to the floor. The staff and students of the yeshiva were celebrating a siyum at another location when this happened.
In Elul, the city ordered the yeshiva to vacate its premises in a senior citizen home.
The municipality said the demolishment was at the request of local people who complained that the yeshiva was attempting to take over a public building not designated for habitation.
The yeshiva registered a complaint with the police.