A young man punched a haredi man who asked a woman to move to the back of a
public bus in Jerusalem on Thursday afternoon.
The incident occurred in
the haredi neighborhood of Givat Shaul. The bus line is not one of several
voluntarily segregated lines run for haredi, or fervently Orthodox,
The haredi victim filed a complaint
against the assailant with police.
The incident comes a week after haredi
Orthodox assailants in Beit Shemesh smashed the windows of a public bus after a
woman was asked to move to the back and the driver called police.
Transportation Ministry maintains a voluntary segregation plan for a number of
public buses under which riders may sit separately if they desire, but
passengers cannot pressure other passengers to sit separately. The plan was
approved by the Supreme Court.
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