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Bus Service for Extreme Orthodox Residents Resumed in Jerusalem

Bus service to and from the Mean Shearim and Beit Yisrael quarters of Jerusalem, was resumed today by the Hamekasher Bus Cooperative, after a three-day suspension following the Sabbath stoning of buses by ultra-Orthodox zealots from those quarters.

A number of vehicles and stations belonging to the Cooperative were damaged during the stoning Saturday night by the zealots who alleged that three Hamekasher buses participated in transporting a group of Baptists from Mandelbaum Gate earlier on the Sabbath. Twelve demonstrating zealots were arrested and held for trial, while six other juveniles were released on bail and will be similarly tried.