Haredi Schools Open Against COVID Regulations, Shot Fired as Enforcement Effort Fails

A police volunteer 'felt his life was in danger' after stones were thrown toward his vehicle when he attempted to enforce the restrictions, which prohibit opening schools

Aaron Rabinowitz
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A police officer fired his weapon in the air as clashes broke out while attempting to shutter an ultra-Orthodox school that had opened against coronavirus regulations Tuesday, the Israel Police said.

A police car was sent to a school in the city of Beit Shemesh, south-west of Jerusalem, due to reports that the school had opened against regulations. As a police volunteer searched for a school administrator, a crowd gathered around him and began throwing stones toward his vehicle, the police said.

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