Violence erupts in Israel’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods over covid restrictions
By Steve Hendrix and Shira Rubin
JERUSALEM — Lengthy-building tensions over pandemic restrictions inside Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods erupted in violence Sunday night time as rock-throwing crowds pushed again police makes an attempt to clear yeshiva courses and spiritual gatherings being held in violation of lockdown guidelines.
Rioters burned trash and toppled avenue indicators and light-weight poles in a number of cities throughout Israel. In Bnei Brak, a bus driver was pulled from his seat and pepper sprayed earlier than the car was torched, in line with information and social media stories, resulting in a number of buildings being evacuated because the blaze broken electrical strains. At one level, a cornered police officer fired into the air to halt the advancing crowd.
The riots had been ultimately quelled in some neighborhoods police wielding stun grenades and water cannons.