Israel’s undertakers announced a nationwide strike. Local religious councils, which administer religious services, are to halt all burials as of Thursday to protest widespread non-payment of salaries. The strike, announced Wednesday, will not affect Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa, where funeral services are provided by private chevra kadisha groups.
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