Dozens of members of the ultra-Orthodox community demonstrated overnight Friday against light rail construction works during the weekends and holidays in Petah Tikva and adjacent to Bnei Brak .
Social activists and rabbis from Bnei Brak's neighborhoods came to protest against light rail construction works executed during the Jewish day of rest and called to halt them immediately.
Chinese construction workers mainly work at the light rail construction site.
The Haredi residents have been opposing in recent weeks to the light rail construction works, saying they will not allow Shabbat desecration.
The police are preparing for a mass Haredi demonstration expected before the Mincha prayer.
Last week, severe damage was caused to construction tools in the light rail station in Ramat Gan due to heavy rains that flooded the Tel Aviv metropolitan area.
In addition, a section of a paved road in Bnei Brak collapsed. The police said the Bnei Brak Municipality is responsible for repairing its roads and infrastructures. However, it was not done to avoid Shabbat desecration.