Terrorist in black
Dozens attack haredi soldier in Jerusalem
Haredi soldier attacked by dozens of ultra-Orthodox rioters in Jerusalem neighborhood, rescued safely by police forces. Four rioters detained while stones were thrown at forces on site
Noam (Dabul) Dvir
A haredi soldier was attacked by dozens of haredim in Jerusalem‘s ultra-Orthodox Mea Shearim neighborhood. The soldier ran into a nearby building and called in police forces, which managed to rescue him unharmed.
The haredim on site are throwing stones at the forces trying to disperse the crowds, and four rioters were arrested for disturbing the peace.
Police said that the soldier, a resident of central Israel, arrived in the Mea Shearim neighborhood to visit relatives. When he was attacked, he fled to a nearby structure, where he changed into civilian attire and contacted police to report the assault.
Suspect arrested (Photo: Nissan Zeev)
Photo: Nissan Zeev
Photo: Gil Yohanan
Scene of attack in Jerusalem (Photo: Gil Yohanan)
After clashes subsided, haredim gathered in the area, crying out against haredi soldiers and calling police ‘Nazis.’
Nahal Haredi rabbis condemned the attack, saying it was “an act of hatred that is un-Jewish and un-Orthodox”, “blasphemy” and “shame and disgrace”.
An exceptional statement by the rabbis read that “the fact we are at the nine-day period before Tisha B’Av, in which we commemorate the destruction of the Temple, places this act of hatred in a shameful light. It is time for the haredi public to denounce the attackers.”
Attack in Jerusalem (Photo: Ariel Finder, 24 News)
In response to the riots, Finance Minister Yair Lapid said that “The ongoing incitement against these violent attacks of haredi recruits, such as the grave incident that took place in Jerusalem tonight, are appalling and should be condemned by everyone.”
Knesset Committee for Promoting Equal Share of the Burden Chairman Yaakov Peri fiercely condemned the attack and said that “any attempt to physically or spiritually harm soldiers should be dealt with harsh penalties by the State.”
Peri further added that “such event should not be tolerated by the authorities. I ask the leaders of the haredi community to take responsibility before a disaster occurs.”
Shas Chairman Aryeh Deri also condemned the assault, saying “I’m appalled of the deeds of extremist teens who shamelessly hurt a Jewish soldier.”
Violence against haredi soldiers has recently seen a marked rise, possibly due to the public dispute over the draft reform, set to conscript the previously largely exempt haredi sector.
In May, it was revealed that the IDF Advocate General was assembling cases of violence, incitement and assault targeting haredi soldiers, with the purpose of filing indictments against those behind the attacks.
Send soldiers home trained and armed, then let them defend themselves against terrorist.
Terrorist are not just Arabs, now we see terrorist dressed in black. Spitting on the Torah, by their actions.
Please we must all strive to love our fellow Jews no matter how they are dressed and we must all share the burden of the State.