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Group of 19 Frum Jew Girls File Lawsuit Against Delta and KLM For Discrimination

By 05/05/2022 3:00 PMNo Comments

After the recent uproar surrounding discrimination against Jews on airplanes, another incident has come to the forefront wherein 19 Frum Jew girls are now suing Delta and KLM  Royal Dutch Airlines for kicking them off a flight to the US in August 2021. 

Source: NL Times (Credit: Mauvries / DepositPhotos )

Filing a lawsuit alleging that they were discriminated against, the group mentioned that they were preparing to board the second leg of a trip from Ukraine to the U.S. via Amsterdam on Thursday, August 5th after visiting mekomos kedoshim in Hungary, Poland, and Ukraine, when they were told they cannot board over the fact that they were eating outside of designated mealtimes on the first leg of the flight. The mealtimes were the only time that passengers were allowed to remove their masks on the flight.

As it stands, they only removed their masks to eat the kosher food that they had brought along with them and the flight crews never told them that their actions violated mask rules on the aircraft.

After they were kicked out, the group ended up taking a train to Antwerp and spent Shabbos there before taking a flight from Brussels to Newark Airport on Sunday.

The suit says that no other passengers were punished for removing their masks to eat their own food and that they were targeted “solely for the purpose of unlawfully harassing plaintiffs because of their Jewish race, ethnicity, and/or religion.”

The lawsuit also alleges that 2 of the 19 girls not allowed on the second flight weren’t even on the first flight and thus couldn’t have possibly violated the mask rules.

 

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