Haredi in Bet Shemesh suspected of demanding woman move to back-of-bus

July 31, 2013 12:40


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Police in Bet Shemesh apprehended for questioning a haredi man who demanded that a woman move to the back of an Egged municipal bus. The incident occurred on Ben-Ish street in the city, police said.

In addition to the haredi man, police also apprehended a haredi woman for causing a public disturbance. 

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has pledged to outlaw back-of-the-bus seating for women on public transport in Israel to stop Jewish religious zealots trying to enforce gender segregation in many spheres of life.

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