Images of women on billboards and in store windows vandalized in Israeli city


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Images of women on billboards and the windows of stores displaying female mannequins were vandalized in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod.

White paint covered the images and was painted on the shop windows, according to a reporter for the Kan public broadcaster, who posted some images on Twitter.

“We must bring to justice whoever perpetrates an act of vandalism and takes the law into his own hands,” acting Ashdod Mayor Avi Amsalem told Kan.

Tensions between haredi Orthodox and secular residents of Ashdod have risen in recent years. In general, images of women are considered immodest in the haredi community.

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