Up to thirty percent of the cases of ancient graves discovered in the course of construction excavation never, in fact, existed, except in the imaginations of Haredi protesters provoked to demonstrate against various public works projects by Big Pashkevil.
Jerusalem, February 1 - Investigation of several printing establishments in the ultraconservative neighborhoods of Israel's capital and several other enclaves with a similar demographic revealed that the owners of those businesses have paid the marketers of mobile Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, and analogous companies' devices to continue offering those devices for sale in proximity to those enclaves regardless of lackluster sales, so that the vocal opponents of the technology in the target demographic will continue to purchase large posters decrying the devices and warning the religiously observant of the dire spiritual and social consequences of same.
Inquiries into the communications of two separate groups of print shops in the Geula and Meah She'arim neighborhoods of Jerusalem, in addition to several such enterprises in the cities of B'nei B'rak, Kiryat Sefer, Beitar 'Illit, and Ramat Beit Shemesh, indicated that the businesses have banded together in an effort to sow concern and agitation among those most likely to resort to print shop services to communicate those concerns to the community: the printing of broadside posters known as pashkevilim, typical in those areas as a method to make known to the community various pronouncement concerning prohibitions, protests, deaths, and other topics. Pashkevilim festoon every available vertical surface in some of those places, with the fate of each pashkevil a measure of how much or how little support it enjoys among Haredi Jews in that enclave. Pashkevilim that get torn down or covered by others in short order demonstrate the fringe position its proponents hold; better-funded publicity efforts feature dozens, even hundreds, of the same pashkevil.
"We don't need to warn the people of this community about television, home computers, or anything like that," explained a worker at one of the shops who spoke on condition of anonymity out of fear for his livelihood. "There's too much risk of ostracism, and social acceptance is a strong, strong force here. I rather doubt anyone would risk that over smartphones, either. But that means phones aren't an issue of any valence, and the pashkevil industry can't abide such a thing. Obviously it needs to be seen as a threat so we get more business."
Investigators reported that they also came across some evidence, still inconclusive, that up to thirty percent of the cases of ancient graves discovered in the course of construction excavation never, in fact, existed, except in the imaginations of Haredi protesters provoked to demonstrate against various public works projects by Big Pashkevil.
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