According to kashrus, a cell phone shop in Jerusalem’s Geula district was set on fire and completely destroyed in a horrifying act of arson after it allegedly refused to pay for the supervision of its phones.
After the store owner refused to cooperate with the rabbinical supervision groups in the past, the store was repeatedly attacked, and there were numerous protests outside of it.
However, the current torching of the store is a worrying uptick in violence against a business that has attempted to provide a service while refusing to give up its right to sell phones that are technically kosher but lack any kind of rabbinic supervision.
According to fire and rescue services, a complaint of a fire at a building on Malchei Yisrael street was received at around 4 AM.
Four fire departments were dispatched to the area when they found the cellular store on fire.
The fire was controlled, and the surrounding stores were spared its spread. On the property, nobody was discovered.
To find the individuals responsible for the alleged arson attack, a police investigation has been launched.