Festering at Orot
The stand-off between the national religious school, "Orot Banot", in Givat Sharret, Beit Shemesh, and the extremist ultra-orthodox "Kanoim", residing five minutes walk away in Ramat Bet Shemesh, has dropped from the headlines in Israel – but is still festering on.
According to parents from the school, they arrived at the start of the post-chagim vacation, to find a smashed window and a stink bomb (smelling of feces) in a third grade classroom.
Some dozen Kanoim have re-established their demonstration outside the school.
The police are also on the spot, using stun-guns and other crowd control methods to create a distance between the kanoim and the school kids.
See this recent video that Dov Krulwich, a parent from the school, posted to YouTube:
The Orot Banot dispute has attracted considerable interest around the world. My folks in
almost fell off their sofa, when the BBC News aired a report about Orot Banot
in Bet Shemesh. England
There is surely an aspect of chilul hashem here. The kanoim have much to answer for.