Israel: Ultra-Orthodox Rioters Stone Non-Segregated Buses, Wound Police Officer
Clash of civilizations: Two haredi men were detained in Beit Shemesh Thursday evening on suspicion of hurling stones at non-segregated buses and hurting a police officer.
The ultra-Orthodox men were protesting the detention of their friends in recent days.
The incident began after haredim hurled stones at buses that do not offer segregation between males and females. A police force called to the scene dispersed the rioters and detained two suspects.
A police officer sustained light shoulder wounds during the arrest.
Meanwhile, a haredi man was detained in Jerusalem after cursing at a secular woman walking in the ultra-Orthodox Meah Shearim neighborhood. The man referred to the woman as a “whore” and a “shiksa.”