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10 Arrested, Two Hurt As Ultra-religious Mob Israeli Hospital Buses

Ten persons were arrested here yesterday, and two were injured, when ultra-religious Jews staged a demonstration against bus transport from the Hadassah-Hebrew University Hospital at Beit Hakerem to Jerusalem.

The Grand Rabbinate had granted a special dispensation, permitting Sabbath travel for physicians and nurses employed at the hospital. However, the demonstrators, members of Neturei Karta, charged that the bus company was also carrying other passengers along with the medical personnel. A boy and an adult, passengers on one bus, were injured when the demonstrators stoned the vehicle. At dusk, when a second demonstration was staged, police arrested 10 of the demonstrators. Members of Neturei Karta said they would not object to travel by medical personnel if the nurses and doctors went to and from the hospital by ambulance.