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Haredi protesters allegedly throw rocks at car in Jerusalem, causing crash

Driver, three others sustain light injuries after hitting excavation works for city’s light rail

Ultra-Orthodox Jews clash with police as they protest against the arrest of Haredi men who failed to comply with their army draft, in Jerusalem, December 22, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Illustrative: Ultra-Orthodox Jews clash with police as they protest against the arrest of Haredi men who failed to comply with their army draft, in Jerusalem, December 22, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

A female car driver and three passengers were injured Sunday after a group of ultra-Orthodox men allegedly threw rocks at their car in Jerusalem, causing it to crash.

The car was passing through Bar Ilan Street, where a demonstration of about 500 Haredi men was taking place, according to local media.

Some of the men reportedly threw stones at the car, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash into excavation work being conducted for an extension of the city’s light rail system.

The driver and three occupants of the vehicle were lightly wounded as a result. They were evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in the city, and were reported to be in mild condition.

There was no immediate word on arrests related to the incident.

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