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300 Ultra Orthodox Clash with Police Over Sign

Ultra-Orthodox, Israel Police clash in Beit Shemesh; officer wounded

(Haaretz)

A police officer was wounded as clashes erupted between ultra-Orthodox Jews and Israel police on Monday in two separate neighborhoods in Beit Shemesh.
Two residents were also arrested in the clashes.

Approximately 300 ultra-Orthodox Jews began chasing police officers, hurled rocks at them, and burned trashcans after police were called to remove a sign on a main street that orders the separation of men and women in the neighborhood. The sign has been removed and re-instated several times over the past two days.

Confrontations also occurred in another of the city’s neighborhood after a Channel 10 news crew attempted to film a news piece in the neighborhood. The crew was surrounded by ultra-Orthodox residents who began harassing the crew, who immediately called for police reinforcement.

Officers arrived on the scene, and clashed with residents who laid on the ground in order to protect those which the police sought to apprehend for questioning.

On Sunday, a Channel 2 news team was attacked and beaten by 200 ultra-Orthodox men at the same location on the street where the sign that was removed had been hanging.

After the assault on the Channel 2 news team earlier Sunday, one resident living nearby said that the sign in question has existed for six years already. He added that it does not order women not pass in the street, but to abstain from gathering on the sidewalk.

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  • David Yohanan

    Their Brand of Judaism is not the Moderate Mainstream Brand of Judaism practiced by normal Israelis and Jews everywhere…these people are extremists…these people are traitors…and they are freeloaders…

  • Sir David wonders: I did wonder if the Samaritans could be the same as the sabians mentioned in the Qur’an.
    Just a thought I had 😉

    No. The Sabians are an established House of faith like Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, all four of which are named in the Qur’an as currently existent in the world at hand.

  • Sir David ( Illuminati membership number 5:32) Warning Contains Irony

    I did wonder if the Samaritans could be th same as the sabians mentioned in the Qur’an.
    Just a thought I had 😉

  • Just Stopping By

    @Shaykh al-Hajj Dawud Ahmad a-Amriki: Thanks for the interesting commentary and citations. I don’t think that Gerushim is a variant spelling of Gerizim since I can’t find many references to “Mount Gerushim” with Google, but who really knows?

    Your point on the Qur’an mentioning “Bani Isra’il” and “Yahood” is also very interesting. As the Wikipedia article you cite says, “Since the 19th century, mainstream Judaism has regarded the Samaritans as a Jewish sect and the term Samaritan Jews has been used for them.” So, the schism has been greatly reduced recently, but would have been sharper at the time of the revelation of the Qur’an. If I have time, I’ll try to do some digging on this. Thanks for bringing it up.

  • Sir David ( Illuminati membership number 5:32) Warning Contains Irony
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