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February 20, 1979
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Violence flared anew Saturday in the northern suburb of Ramot between secular residents and religious Jews who tried to prevent them from driving on the Sabbath. Some 200 residents charged into a stone-throwing crowd of religious zealots. Many of the latter, from the Mea Shearim quarter, fled as baton-wielding police intervened to break up the melee. The incident was the first involving a physical clash between the secular and religious Jews in the neighborhood.

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