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Can Israel's ultra-Orthodox punish women for 'immodest dress code' at Western Wall?

Though Israel's Shas party has been forced to back away from its proposed dress code for the Western Wall, many Israelis are still outraged by the audacious proposition.
Jewish women pray at the women's section of the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on November 17, 2021. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images)

JERUSALEM — An Israeli woman showed up on Sunday at the Western Wall Plaza wearing only underwear and the word "Bibi" written on her thigh, in an apparent message to the country's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and to protest a recent ultra-Orthodox bill that seeks to criminalize women for dressing immodestly.

A few other women approached the 35-year-old and other people shouted at her for an act of provocation. Police officers on scene escorted her out of the site and detaines her for questioning.

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