An Israeli family filed a complaint after guards forbade them from entering a national park because they were carrying chametz.
Michal Avivi, along with her husband and daughter, were one of several families subjected to "meticulous search for chametz in all of their bags" at the Afula national park in northern Israel.
Mrs Avivi posted their story on Facebook and it quickly went viral. "In a 2015 Israel, people's bags are being searched for food. Not weapons or bombs - food," she wrote.
The Afula municipality said it was complying with the nationwide "chametz law" which forbids the public display of chametz during the holiday.
Her husband, Barak, who is a lawyer, told Haaretz that he was considering filing a lawsuit against the city since "the Afula municipality decided to take the law into its own hands, to interpret it as it wants, to discriminate between those who keep kosher and those who don't."