'Safety violations' at Tel Aviv's Sarona Market turn out to be minor

April 26, 2016 16:21


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Israel Police issued a letter to the Tel Aviv Municipality on Sunday citing unspecified "security flaws and safety shortcomings that present a risk to the public's safety" at Tel Aviv's upscale Sarona Market. This sent off an array of rumors throughout the media, some even saying that the site ran the risk of being shut down.

However, it turns out the truth was not as saucy as the rumors made it out to be. Eido Minkovsky, a spokesman for Gindi Holding told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday that the violations involved tables and chairs blocking entrances and exits, as well as with the way security guards were inspecting visitors at the door. All of the items, he said, were corrected within 24 hours and police were notified of the changes.

Minkovsky added that an updated clarification letter from police to the municipality will be issued after the Passover holiday.

"Sarona Market is not closed and will not be closed," he said.

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