While you were out enjoying popcorn in your Sukkah in Chutz Le'aretz, savages from Meah Searim attacked their brothers and sisters in Yerushalyim Ir Hakodesh!
So the next time, you decide to finally visit the land that G-D gave us, shop in Tel Aviv and skip the Meah Shearim tourist traps. .... Maybe the storekeepers will pass on the message that they will lose $$$$$$ if these atrocities continue.
Several Israeli families were attacked by ultra-Orthodox residents of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Meah Shearim Sunday.
In at least two separate attacks, residents threw water, flour and eggs at modern Orthodox families who had arrived in the neighborhood to for a family heritage tour during the Sukkot holiday. Victims of the attack said that residents shouted that they had violated local modesty customs, despite the fact that men in the group had their heads covered and women had come dressed in skirts and long blouses.
“My wife’s grandfather is a 10th-generation Jerusalemite,” wrote Yotam Eyal on Facebook. “His family was the first to move out of the Old City, and his grandfather made the original purchase on the land [that eventually became] Neve Yaakov, Sanhedria and Meah Shearim.
“But when we arrived in the neighborhood people threw water bottles at our heads, poured water into baby carriages, spilled coffee on our backs and pushed us,” Eyal wrote.
For decades, Meah Shearim has been known as hostile territory for females with exposed shoulders or lower-legs. Entrances to the neighborhood are “emblazoned with large signs reading “Entrance for Women dressed immodestly tourists & groups is striktly (sic) forbidden!!!” and many stores refuse to serve women who do not comply.
But whereas “hostile territory” used to be limited to occasional verbal abuse, in recent years locals have ramped up their attacks on outsiders and even on residents who have been deemed to violate community expectations, such as haredim who serve in the IDF.
Eyal said the attack was not the first one his family had experienced. The last time he visited the neighborhood he used “force” to extract his family from a ring that had been formed by a local “modesty-squad.”