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Ultra-Ortodox Neturei Karta hold anti-Israel protest on Memorial Day eve

Members of radical anti-Zionist sect clash with police officers in Jerusalem during moment of silence in memory of fallen soldiers. One protestor arrested after torching Israeli flag

Shmulik Grossman Published: 04.18.10, 22:47 / Israel News

While the Remembrance Day ceremony in honor of Israel's fallen soldiers took place at the Western Wall plaza Sunday evening, a group of Neturei Karta used the occasion to demonstrate their hostility towards the State of Israel.

Some 150 members of the anti-Zionist sect rioted in Jerusalem's Shabbat Square and waved anti-Israel signs. One protestor went as far as burning the Israeli flag and was promptly arrested.

An undercover police detective disguised as an ortodox man spotted the suspect torching the flag and arrested him.

A local ortodox man said that the group's protests this year had a harsher tone than


Added: Apr-19-2010 
By: aydeo
Middle East
Tags: Neturei Karta, Ortodox, Anti-Israel, Protest, Memorial Day, Clash, Police, Torch, Flag
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