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Three haredi men arrested in Beit Shemesh for assaulting woman

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Three haredi Orthodox men were arrested for assaulting a woman in Beit Shemesh.

On Tuesday, the woman was hanging posters for Israel’s national lottery when the men reportedly surrounded her car, slashed her tires and stole her car keys. A stone thrown at the car hit the woman in the head.

Police helped the woman and arrested three suspects, Ynet reported. Other attackers reportedly fled the scene and are being sought by police. The woman filed a complaint with the police.

Beit Shemesh has been the scene of tension between haredi Orthodox and city residents as well as visitors over the exclusion of women in the public sphere. The posters did not contain any photos of women.

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