Tensions in northern Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods over mandatory conscription peaked Sunday night, when a mob of 200 haredi residents attacked police officers during protests in Mea Shearim and Sanhedria.
Shortly after 10 p.m., Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said multiple disturbances took place in both areas. “On Bar Ilan Street, they threw objects at police officers and blocked the road, and two officers were injured lightly and two suspects were arrested,” Rosenfeld said on Monday.
“The crowd was dispersed using water cannons and other non-lethal means. Security assessments are being made, and at the same time, police units are speaking with leaders of the ultra-religious communities to deal with the present situation before it deteriorates any further.”