Bereaved Israeli Families Denied Access to Graves on Memorial Day Because of Fireworks Preparations

Police closed off graves on Mount Herzl after apparatus for launching Independence Day fireworks were positioned there.

The police denied bereaved families access to the graves of their loved ones on Memorial Day for fallen soldiers because launch apparatus for Independence Day fireworks had been set up there, Army Radio reported Thursday morning.
According to the report, dozens of graves were blocked off at the Mount Herzl military cemetery by early afternoon, with the aim of positioning the fireworks for the torch-lighting...