Orthodox Jews clash with Israeli cops to get street closings
July 21, 1996
Web posted at: 2:00 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT)
JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Ultra Orthodox Jews clashed with police
Saturday in an ongoing struggle over whether certain streets
should remain open to traffic on the Sabbath.
Traditional Jewish law bans travel by car on the Sabbath, and
the ultra-Orthodox want a major city thoroughfare that passes
through an orthodox neighborhood closed from sundown Friday
to sundown Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath.
The demonstrators, protesting for the third week in a row,
pelted police and passing cars with rocks. Police used water
cannons and mounted officers to prevent the demonstrators
from blocking the street.
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