Four Women of the Wall Arrested Amid 'Escalation of Restrictions' on Jewish Women's Rights

Jewish group claims new decree was issued Friday morning, forbidding women from entering the plaza with Jewish holy articles, tallit and tefilin; World Union for Progressive Judaism calls for third prayer section at Western Wall where men and women can pray together.

Four women were detained by Israel Police on Friday morning after donning prayer shawls at the Western Wall. The World Union for Progressive Judaism expressed outrage at the arrests and urged the authorities to create a third section of prayer at the site, where women and men could pray together.