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Rival factions of Hasidic sect clash in Jerusalem

Clashes break out between rival factions of the Gur Hasidic sect in Jerusalem, leading police to intervene.

The fighting comes a day after the factions, which have been at odds for years, scuffled in Jerusalem and the cities of Bnei Brak and Ashdod.

According to the Kan public broadcaster, the current beef began after Gur’s leader, Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh Alter, was heckled by members of the breakaway faction while visiting the grave of his mother-in-law.

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