You're obviously right -- BUT Shas is mainly Jews from Arab countries, so a better comparison might be Saudi ASrabia where non-Muslims are carefully separated to avoid contamination. Bin Laden's original complaint was the presence of American non-Muslim soldiers inside Saudi. An intifada was linked to Sharon's entrance into the Aksa mosque, thereby poluting it with his non-Muslim presence.
Aden hotel used by Yemen goverment hit by grenade (Reuters)
from the article: Yishai: Deporting foreign children preserves Israel's Jewish identity