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Closed Society: June 20, 2012

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Haredi residents of Beit-Shemesh stoned a vehicle passing through town and broke one of its windows.  It is suspected that the female driver was attacked because her dress was deemed “immodest”. (Haaretz)

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June 20th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Closed Society: December 29, 2011‎

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Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews protested on Thursday evening on a Beit Shemesh street, throwing rocks, blocking the road and burning trash cans.

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December 29th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Closed Society: December 28, 2011

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering splitting Beit Shemesh into two municipalities – secular and Haredi, following the wave of tensions engulfing the city in the past few days.

 

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December 28th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Closed Society: December 28, 2011

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Beit Shemesh mayor Moshe Abutbul said in 2008 that the new shopping center in the city would be open only to the Haredi community as far as he was concerned, saying “if a girl came to the center dressed provocatively it could cause quite a stir”.

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December 28th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Closed Society: December 26, 2011

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Haredim from Beit Shemesh smashed the display window of a lingerie store in town.

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December 26th, 2011 at 10:42 am

Closed Society: December 25, 2011

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In Beit Shemesh, dozens of Haredi men cursed and threw stones at municipal inspectors that removed signs ordering women to cross the street.

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December 25th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Closed Society: December 25, 2011

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Channel 2 reporter, Shai Gal, and his film crew, were assaulted in Beit Shemesh while filming the harassment of women in the city.  The Jerusalem Police District has said that the journalists were attacked by several dozen Haredi men, and stones were thrown at their vehicle, which was damaged.  One of the crew members sustained a light injury to his hand and was treated by a Magen David Adom crew.

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December 25th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Closed Society: December 24, 2011‎

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A Haredi resident of Beit Shemesh was arrested on suspicion that he spat at a 42 years old woman on the street. The suspect was released on bail.

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December 24th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Closed Society: December 23, 2011

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Haredi men in Beit Shemesh spat on a 7 year old girl because, according to them, she passed them wearing “immodest clothing”.  The men were filmed spitting on women passing through the street, and according to local residents women in town are afraid of sitting in the front of buses.

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December 23rd, 2011 at 11:14 pm

Closed Society: December 21, 2011

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A large sign near a Beit Shemesh synagogue calls for women to cross the street to the other side due to the area’s sensitivity.  The municipality is refusing to remove the sign, which has been in place for a long time, claiming that such an act would only increase the placement of such signs throughout the city.

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December 21st, 2011 at 10:40 pm