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Quarantine breaker arrested in Tel Aviv, balcony music fails in Israel

A person who was breaking the conditions of their required coronavirus quarantine was arrested in Tel Aviv after attacking security guards at a train station.

Video of the arrest showed police officers in full-body protective gear pinning down the man who was supposed to be in quarantine.

Israel Police stated that a man, 47, was found on Bograshov St. in Tel Aviv after refusing to stay in quarantine. He had been involved in an attack on security guards at the city’s Hahagana train station. A hearing will be held on Sunday to determine whether to extend his arrest.

“The police call on the public to listen to directives and instructions from the Health Ministry; not following them disrupts the national effort to fight the outbreak of the virus and its spread in Israel,” said Israel Police on Saturday night.

In related news, after seeing video of Italians who are currently under lockdown singing together from their balconies, two residents of Kfar Yona in quarantine decided to try the same in the Holy Land and started playing music on a loudspeaker from their balconies on Saturday afternoon.

In Italy, the singing spread cheer – but in Israel, the music led neighbors to call the police.

The two people in quarantine didn’t understand what the fuss was all about, and soon enough a brawl broke out between the two and the police who arrived at the scene, according to Channel 12.

Police arrested the owner of the loudspeaker and a number of neighbors who were involved in the brawl.