Hundreds of haredim protested on Tuesday the opening of the Orot Banot school for national-religious girls near their neighborhoods in Beit Shemesh.
The girls’ school has been greeted with fierce protests
from some members of the city’s ultra-Orthodox community, incensed that
there would be a national-religious school within what they say is the
confines of their neighborhood, and in addition, that it would
eventually include a girls’ school.
There have been reports of haredim throwing diapers at the school and verbally harassing its students.