Stones are hurled by ultra-Orthodox protesters at police officers during a demonstration in Jerusalem against the state’s decision to order authorities to conduct an autopsy on a four-month-old infant from Beit Shemesh who died overnight.
Two protesters are arrested.
Before his death, the infant, the grandson of Beit Shemesh mayor Moshe Abutbul, was hospitalized for a week after suffering from a major blow to the head.
Police suspected the baby may have been abused, and requested to perform an autopsy following his death.
For religious reasons, many members of the ultra-Orthodox community believe the bodies of the deceased should not be tampered with, and generally oppose the performance of autopsies except in extreme cases.