Disputes between ultra-Orthodox and secular Jews have been becoming more frequent
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Clashes in Israel segregation row

Ultra-Orthodox Jews have clashed with police in the Israeli town of Beit Shemesh, near Jerusalem.

One police officer was slightly hurt and a number of Orthodox Jews detained, say reports.

The town has become a focus of friction between secular Jews and ultra-Orthodox men demanding strict gender segregation and "modest" dress for women.

  • 27 Dec 2011