Israel:Thousands of protesters condemned Discrimination against women
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Israel:Thousands of protesters condemned Discrimination against women

Tel Aviv : Israel | Dec 28, 2011 at 5:53 AM PST
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Israeli Police Arrest Ultra-Orthodox Protesters

Thousands of people demonstrated Tuesday in Beit Shemesh, near Jerusalem, in protest against discrimination against women imposed by ultra orthodoxes.

The protesters responded to a call from secular and Religious Organizations rights of women.

The police reported 3,000 participants while organizers put the figure of 10 000 demonstrators,including secular Jews pointing to the Taliban in their community.

The parliamentary opposition leader, Tzipi Livni, has attended the rally and denounced extremists who want to impose their views at all.

Israeli President Shimon Peres had called too, the people to rally to protest against the harassment of ultra-Orthodox Jews.

The event which took place peacefully forced to deploy several hundred of police officers in this city of 80,000 inhabitants.

Beit Shemesh has witnessed in recent days of violence between police and a fraction of radical religious, requiring a strict separation between men and women.

An Israeli channel had broadcast images last week of a zealot in Beit Shemesh who spit on a woman and arrested by police later, the channel also shows an eight year old girl be insulted because she is not wearing enough.

The police tried several times to remove banners urging separation between men and women in the main street of Beit Shemesh, but it met with violent resistance of several dozen of group 'Haredim' (“God-fearing”).

Segregation is practiced on bus routes frequented by the clergy religious since the late 1980s.

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An ultra Orthodox Jewish man shouts at a woman reporter during a protest in Beit Shemesh, near Jerusalem today
An ultra Orthodox Jewish man shouts at a woman reporter during a protest in Beit Shemesh, near Jerusalem today
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