Beit Shemesh begins court-ordered removal of ‘modesty’ signs

The Beit Shemesh municipality begins the court-ordered removal of the “modesty” signs in the city.

Large numbers of police are deployed to protect municipal workers from hard line ultra-Orthodox residents protesting the removal of the signs.

Shortly after one of the signs was removed from Nahar Hayarden Street in the neighborhood of Ramat Beit Shemesh, spray-painted instructions appeared on a nearby wall ordering residents to keep the sidewalks gender segregated.

The signs are being removed in accordance with a High Court of Justice ruling.

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