Israel Premier to Investigate Sabbath Clashes in Jerusalem
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Israel Premier to Investigate Sabbath Clashes in Jerusalem

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Premier Moshe Sharett will personally investigate the recent clashes in Jerusalem arising from attempts by ultra-Orthodox elements to prevent the movement of traffic on the Sabbath, he told the Cabinet.

Mr. Sharett’s intervention came after a clash here Saturday when a group of young men from settlements in the Jerusalem area came into town in trucks and clashed with religious groups attempting to block traffic.

Minister for Religion Moshe Shapiro, who raised the issue at the Cabinet meeting, said that the settlement youth had invaded several synagogues but had been thrust out by the worshippers. He said it was “intolerable” that anybody but the police should deal with the religious demonstrators.

Mr. Shapiro also raised the question of banning hog raising in Israel, after a special report on the question had been delivered. However, Justice Minister Pinchas Rosen said that nothing more could be done at this time because two injunction orders against the banning of hog raising were scheduled for an early hearing in the Israel Supreme Court,

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