Citing a tweet by Miri Michaeli, a correspondent based in London, the Times of Israel reported that Paris police ordered Jews to cancel “most” public Hanukkah candle-lighting in the city due to security concerns raised by the recent terror attack in that city.
About two hours later, however, she said in a followup tweet that some celebrations may be permitted.
חב"ד:משטרת פריז הורתה לבטל את מרבית ההדלקות הציבוריות בעיר, לאור מתקפת הטרור והחשש מפני פיגועים נוספים. מאמצים לאשר ההדלקה למרגלות ה'אייפל'.
— Miri Michaeli (@MiriMichaeli) December 1, 2015
A translation, provided by Bing, read:
The Times translated the tweet:
The tweet reads, in Hebrew: “Chabad: Paris police order [us] to cancel most of our public [Hanukkah] candlelighting in the city, in light of the terror attack and the fear of additional attacks. Efforts [are underway] to approve a candlelighting at the foot of the Eiffel [Tower].”
She later tweeted:
Some, however, questioned her report:
@MiriMichaeli my colleagues in Paris tell me something very different. Pls cite who representing Chabad said that. Please DM me.
— Motti Seligson (@mottiseligson) December 1, 2015
@MiriMichaeli is this true? Who told Chabad not to do public candlelighting? Source?
— Survival Girl (@SurvivalGirl1) December 2, 2015
Others, however, see it as a victory for ISIS and sharia law:
— Progressives Today (@ProgsToday) December 1, 2015
ISIS Wins! Paris Orders Jews to Cancel Public Hanukkah Celebrations: Paris police ordered Jews to cancel their… https://t.co/DISpyhrPvq
— SavageNation (@SavageNation) December 1, 2015
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