From Times of Israel: Israelis reacted with anger and dismay Monday at an imminent nationwide lockdown aimed at curbing one of the world’s highest novel coronavirus infection rates.

“It’s unfair!” lamented Eti Avishai, a 64-year-old seamstress, hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a three-week lockdown would start on Friday.

“They didn’t stop the big gatherings in synagogues, the weddings and the other events, and now I can’t be with my children and grandchildren during the holidays?” she added.

The shutdown will be implemented hours before the start of the Jewish New Year, the Day of Atonement and the Sukkot festival.

While Israelis largely accepted the strict lockdown imposed at the onset of the pandemic in March, this time many are frustrated at the way the health crisis has been handled since businesses and schools reopened in May.

“Instead of enforcing the rules in a strict way and systematically punishing those not wearing masks or who organized gatherings of hundreds of people, they are punishing us all collectively,” said Barak Yeivin, 56, director of the Jerusalem Conservatory of Music and Dance. CLICK on here to read more.

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