The Israeli police banned the pilgrimage to the grave of the Kabbalist, Rabbi Israel Abu-Hatzir, also known as Baba Sali. the anniversary of the rabbi's death, large-scale events were held in Netivot, where he is buried. Thousands of people gathered for the memorial ceremony.
It is noted that the ban on holding a mass event at the grave of Baba Sali was expected in light of the tragedy that took place on Mount Meron. Also, according to press reports, the situation with the coronavirus in the country influenced the police decision.