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Travelers returning from Dubai turn violent at Jerusalem quarantine hotel

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A number of people quarantined at a Jerusalem hotel after returning from abroad turned violent and destroyed property in the early hours of Thursday morning, apparently after there was no official available to exempt them from the requirement to stay in a state-run facility.

The passengers arrived in the middle of the night and were said to be angered by the lack of representatives from the Health Ministry who could consider their requests to be exempted from the requirement to spend their quarantine period in a state-run facility, and instead isolate at home.

According to the Ynet news site, the travelers had been told at the airport that a Health Ministry official would meet them at the Dan Panorama hotel in Jerusalem, but there was nobody there and the men reportedly became angered.

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In footage from the scene, one man overturns a table while another breaks the partition set up to protect workers from potential virus transmission.


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