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Israel Seeks to Halt Demonstrations Against Traffic on the Sabbath

September 20, 1966
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Moshe Kol, Minister for Tourism, conferred today with Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek and other top members of the municipality’s administration on ways to halt the demonstrations conducted here against traffic on the Sabbath.

The demonstrators, all of them ultra-religious Jews, were particularly active here this weekend, when traffic was very heavy, with thousands of tourists flocking to various historic and national shrines throughout this area. At least two persons were hurt in stone-throwing actions Saturday.

One of the injured was a British woman who was hurt by flying glass when a stone broke a window of a bus in which she was a passenger, near the Mandelbaum Gate. A taxi driver was hit by a stone while driving through a section of the city inhabited largely by religious zealots.

Mr. Kol appealed to the Sabbath demonstrators to halt their actions which, he said, hurt Israel’s image abroad. Mr. Kollek and other members of his city administration said they would launch an educational campaign directed toward the Sabbath demonstrators.

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