Arrests follow another Beit Shemesh incident

Three haredi Orthodox men were arrested Jan. 24 in Beit Shemesh for assaulting a woman who was hanging posters for Israel’s national lottery. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says about a dozen men surrounded the woman, pelted her with stones and slashed her car’s tires.

Police helped the woman and arrested three suspects, reported. Other attackers reportedly fled the scene and are being sought by police.

Beit Shemesh has been the scene of tension between haredi Orthodox and city residents as well as visitors over the exclusion of women in the public sphere. The posters did not contain any photos of women. — jta & ap