Four arrested as Israeli police, ultra-Orthodox Jews clash in Jerusalem

Four people were arrested in Jerusalem following clashes between Israeli security forces and ultra-orthodox Jews opposed to coronavirus restrictions, Israeli police said on Wednesday. Such protests have taken place repeatedly in recent weeks, sometimes leading to violence. In late January a bus was torched and its driver hospitalised in the ultra-Orthodox area of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv. On Tuesday evening, hundreds of people gathered once more in the ultra-Orthodox district of Jerusalem, most of them neglecting the obligation to wear a mask, according to an AFP journalist. Some burned bins o…

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