RSY girls arrested in Women of the Wall protest

The two British girls were arrested after participating in a Women of the Wall protest (Photo: AP)

The two British girls were arrested after participating in a Women of the Wall protest (Photo: AP)

Two young British women have been arrested in Jerusalem after participating in a Women of the Wall religious rights protest.

The 18-year-olds, who are currently on RSY-Netzer’s Israel gap-year programme, were arrested on Friday during morning prayers at the Western Wall.

Women of the Wall protests often lead to women being arrested for praying at the site wearing a tallit.

The two teenagers on the UK-based youth movement programme were detained by Israeli authorities for disturbing the peace and later released without charge.

Last updated: 3:49pm, December 14 2012