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Orthodox Jews from NYC are barred from boarding connecting flight after a few refused to wear masks

About 100 Orthodox Jews from New York City on a non secular pilgrimage to Hungary say they had been barred from boarding their connecting flight in Germany final week as a result of a few of them had not worn masks on their first-leg flight.

The group had left from JFK and had been touring to Budapest, Hungary, with a connection in Frankfurt, Germany, in accordance to the Jewish information outlet Hamodia

Though the big group was flying on the identical flights, they weren’t all related to each other. 

When they arrived in Frankfurt the teams proceeded to their connecting flight, the place Lufthansa brokers boarded all passengers however the Orthodox Jews.

They then reportedly introduced that the Jewish passengers wouldn’t be allowed to board. 

The groups were blocked from boarding their connecting flight in Frankfurt, Germany, by armed guards (pictured above)

The teams had been blocked from boarding their connecting flight in Frankfurt, Germany, by armed guards (pictured above)

Tense video from the incident shows police blocking the way of the group of Orthodox Jews, while somebody in the crowd calls the officers 'Nazis'

Tense video from the incident exhibits police blocking the best way of the group of Orthodox Jews, whereas any person within the crowd calls the officers ‘Nazis’

‘Due to operational causes coming from the flight from New York, for all passengers right here we’ve to cancel you on this flight,’ Lufthansa brokers advised the Jewish passengers, in accordance to Jewish information outlet Hamodia.

Lufthansa brokers claimed that the Jewish passengers weren’t allowed to board the flight as a result of they mentioned a number of of them had not been carrying masks on their flight from JFK. While the U.S. has dropped its masks mandates on flights, Germany nonetheless requires passengers to masks up. 

Multiple witnesses from the flight advised Hamodia that just one or two Jews from the teams barred from flying had not been carrying masks on their flight from JFK. 

When passengers protested, they are saying they had been advised by Lufthansa brokers that they had been all being barred due to the actions of a few people. 

‘They explicitly mentioned that no person who’s dressed alike on that [JFK] airplane goes to board the Lufthansa airplane to Budapest,’ Nachman Kahana, one of many barred passengers, advised Hamodia. 

The Orthodox Jews were traveling to Budapest, Hungary, for a religious holiday. Though they had travelled from JFK on the same flight, they were not all affiliated with one another

The Orthodox Jews had been touring to Budapest, Hungary, for a non secular vacation. Though they’d travelled from JFK on the identical flight, they weren’t all affiliated with each other

Video from the incident exhibits a male passenger talking with a feminine Lufthansa agent. The passenger insists that he was carrying a masks, and that no person in his group of vacationers had been maskless, however the Lufthansa agent tells him that Jewish folks made the issue, they usually all wanted to ‘pay’ for the actions of a few of them. 

‘I’m not with the group,’ the person tells the agent. ‘Is this a Lufthansa resolution that each one Jewish folks cannot go on any flight at this time? Because that is 2022, and that is a western nation, so this has to go up to higher administration as a result of that is anti-Semitism.’ 

‘This is ugly,’ he continues, ‘This is ugly. that is unbelievable.’ 

The agent responds, ‘It would have been when you had been African, or when you had been Polander.’ 

‘It was Jewish individuals who had been the mess, who made the issues,’ she says.

‘So Jewish folks on the airplane made a downside, so all Jews are banned from Lufthansa for the day?’ the person asks.

Lufthansa agents told the Jewish passengers that none of them could not board their connecting flight because a few of them had not worn masks on their flight from JFK

Lufthansa brokers advised the Jewish passengers that none of them couldn’t board their connecting flight as a result of a few of them had not worn masks on their flight from JFK

Passengers accused Lufthansa of anti-Semitism. In a statement to the Jewish news outlet Hamodia, Lufthansa acknowledged the incident but denied any anti-Semitic motivations

Passengers accused Lufthansa of anti-Semitism. In a assertion to the Jewish information outlet Hamodia, Lufthansa acknowledged the incident however denied any anti-Semitic motivations

‘Just for this flight,’ the agent responds.

Kahana advised Hamodia that the Jewish teams from the flight had been even barred from talking to customer support over the incident. 

‘I attempted going to the customer support counter,’ he mentioned, ‘But the agent on the gate he mentioned he bought the message that nobody from this flight can go to customer support.’

Tense video from the incident exhibits armed German police barring the Jewish teams from boarding, whereas any person calls the officer a Nazi. 

The teams reportedly all made it to their vacation spot, however had been delayed a number of hours by the incident.

In a assertion to Hamodia, Lufthansa acknowledged that a group had been blocked from boarding a connecting flight, however pushed again in opposition to the accusations of anti-Semitism.

‘We discover the declare of anti-Semitism unwarranted and with out advantage,’ the airline mentioned, ‘We verify that a bigger group of passengers couldn’t be carried at this time on Lufthansa flight LH1334 from Frankfurt to Budapest, as a result of the vacationers refused to wear the legally mandated masks on board.’

About 100 orthodox Jews from New York City were barred by Lufthansa agents from boarding a connecting flight in Frankfurt, Germany, because a few of them had not worn masks

About 100 orthodox Jews from New York City had been barred by Lufthansa brokers from boarding a connecting flight in Frankfurt, Germany, as a result of a few of them had not worn masks

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