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How To Deal With Religious Nuts: A Practical Lesson

The situation:

Kentman sat at the front of the intercity coach when a couple of ultra-Orthodox men demanded that she immediately remove herself to the rear of the vehicle.

When she refused, the men shouted she was “impure,” and began reciting prayers and screaming at her.

One of the ultra-Orthodox men then sat on the front steps of the bus near the driver to deliberately sit in front of her.

What happened next:

The woman’s younger sister called the police, who sent squad cars to intercept the bus at the entrance of the destination city.

Policemen boarded the bus and questioned one of the men who had yelled at the woman. The woman told the police that she felt threatened and unsafe because of the men’s behavior.

The solution:

Police on Sunday arrested a man suspected of ordering a woman to the back of a bus, on Friday.

Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled in the past that enforced gender segregation on public buses is illegal.