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(photo credit: Joanna Paraszczuk)
A fire in the archives of the Tel Aviv District Court on Sunday resulted in
delays in the morning’s scheduled hearings, with some cases being postponed to
The fire, which started at around 7:30, was discovered by
Large fire breaks out in Tel Aviv's Shalom tower
Fire services rushed to the scene and extinguished the fire,
but not before dozens of valuable court archive files had been
One court employee was treated at the scene for the effects of
While proceedings in the adjacent magistrate’s court
went ahead as scheduled, the district court remained closed until 10:30, and the
hundreds of people who had arrived for the morning’s hearings were asked to
remain outside the court building.
After the court reopened, a distinct
smell of smoke lingered throughout the building.
Among the proceedings
delayed by the fire was the pre-sentencing hearing for the three men convicted
of killing Arik Karp on the Tel Baruch beach in Tel Aviv two years ago.