Livni on Haredi riots: 'No one has a monopoly over Shabbat'

June 8, 2009 17:47

Opposition leader Tzipi Livni on Monday called for action in the wake of Saturday's Haredi riots in Jerusalem, in which six police officers and a press photographer were lightly hurt when protesters hurled stones, garbage and diapers at police. "No one has a monopoly over Shabbat," Livni said. The Haredim were protesting the opening of the city hall car parking lot on Shabbat, though it is being operated by a non-Jew and no fees are being collected. "Kadima wants Israel to be a Jewish State with Jewish values, and Shabbat is definitely part of that. Nonetheless, any instance of violence against police is not a political issue, but rather a question of values." Etgar Lefkovits contributed to this report

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