Three protestors arrested
Photo: Yaron Brener

Haredim riot in Jaffa; police block street

Some 200 ultra-Orthodox men arrive at Andromeda Hill to protest archeological works in area; three arrested

Some 200 ultra-Orthodox men rioted on Jaffa's Andromeda Hill on Monday afternoon in protest of excavation works taking place in an area where they say Jewish graves are located.


The clashes began last month and have been taking place almost every day.


Massive police forces were dispatched to the area to stop the protestors from disrupting the work at the site.


Following the riots, the police closed Louis Pasteur Street after the protestors gathered on the road. Three people were arrested.


Haredi protest at Andromeda Hill, Monday (Photo: Yaron Brener)


The excavation works in the area were resumed Monday morning after a short break. Immediately afterwards, buses carrying haredi protestors arrived in the area. Police officials clarified that they would not let the protestors cause disturbances.


Some 80 haredim were arrested in the area during a similar protest several weeks ago. The arrests sparked a violent protest in Jerusalem, where dozens of haredi men rioted near Shabbat Square in protest of the arrest of a senior Eda Haredit member in Jaffa. The protestors blocked Bar-Ilan Road, punctured the wheels of buses, set fire to dustbins and called on the police to arrest the man immediately.


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