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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Beit Shemesh: Woman attacked for dressing 'immodestly'

Haredim hurl stone at woman's car, smash vehicle's windowpane, police confirm. Woman emerges unscathed

Haredim hurled a stone at a female car driver in Beit Shemesh on Wednesday, Ynet has learned. The windowpane of the woman's vehicle was smashed but the woman herself emerged unharmed, police confirmed. It is suspected she was attacked for dressing "immodestly."

Police have launched an investigation but no suspects have been traced as of yet.

Beit Shemesh became notorious earlier this year after numerous reports of humiliation and violence against women in the city began to surface.

Earlier this month, it was reported that a local supermarket had instructed its customers to dress in a modest manner and provided them with black gowns.

The Osher Ad supermarket later removed the signs.

Six months ago, a woman was lightly hurt after being attacked by dozens of haredim in Beit Shemesh.

"They shattered all the windshields and threw stones at me. I begged them to stop, I promised to leave, but they wouldn't let me go," she later recounted.

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