Ultra-Orthodox attack police as they disperse crowds breaking restrictions

Gatherings were dispersed in Jerusalem and Modi'in Illit on Tuesday night, with arrests and several police officers injured.

Israeli police officers clash with Ultra Orthodox Jewish men during a protest against the enforcement of coronavirus emergency regulations, in the Ultra Orthodox jewish neighborhood of Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, October 4, 2020 (photo credit: NATI SHOHAT/FLASH90)
Israeli police officers clash with Ultra Orthodox Jewish men during a protest against the enforcement of coronavirus emergency regulations, in the Ultra Orthodox jewish neighborhood of Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, October 4, 2020
(photo credit: NATI SHOHAT/FLASH90)
Police forces were attacked as they attempted to disperse a crowd of hundreds that gathered in Modi'in Illit on Tuesday night in violation of coronavirus restrictions, a police spokesperson reported.
As police forces arrived at the scene to disperse the gathering, people began throwing rocks at them and at surrounding police vehicles. Seven people were arrested and taken in for questioning, police reported.
Four police officers were injured according to the report as well.
On Tuesday night, police also arrested 17 suspects of violence and rock throwing at police officers on Shivtei Israel Street and Sderot Bar-Lev in Jerusalem. The crowd also ignited trash cans and caused property damage to both private and police cars.

This took place as police were again enforcing the Health Ministry's restrictions in the city, dispersing crowds in several locations.
Police also handed out fines to those who refused to disperse. 
A police statement released said, "Israel Police will continue to perform its duty of maintaining public health and will not allow any single person or small extreme groups to deter it from doing what is needed."