Friday, April 24, 2015

Police Clash With Anti-Zionist in Beit Shemesh

Violence marred a public Remembrance Day ceremony in Beit Shemesh on Wednesday, with tensions between the city’s ultra-Orthodox and Zionist communities boiling over into name calling and violence.

At least one physical altercation and multiple occurrences of verbal abuse took place as Chassidim and their national religious and secular neighbors clashed over the observance of Israel’s memorial day.

The ceremony was held at the Resido traffic circle, a junction between the Chasidic enclave of Ramat Beit Shemesh Bet and the national-religious neighborhood of Sheinfeld,

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