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Monday, November 13, 2017

CHAREDI SOLDIER WINS NIS 500K IN SUIT AGAINST EXTREMIST HAREDI HARASSERS


Radical elements in the Charedi community have waged a vitriolic campaign of incitement and harassment against Charedi IDF officers in the past few years.

A Charedi IDF officer who hired a private investigator to track down extremist Haredi provocateurs behind a campaign of severe incitement against him has won NIS 500,000 in damages for slander against him. 

Radical elements in the Haredi community have, in the past few years, waged a vitriolic campaign of incitement and harassment against Haredi IDF officers involved in recruiting Haredi conscripts, as well as against enlisted Haredi soldiers.

The campaign has taken the form of posters, pamphlets and booklets with cartoons and other images that incite readers against Haredi officials involved in promoting IDF service. These publications routinely depict such people as pigs and malign elements attempting to corrupt Haredi youth.

In July 2015, extremists published a booklet called “The Hunters” containing the names, photos and contact details of the most senior Haredi figures who promote Haredi enlistment, as part of efforts to harass and delegitimize them.

One of the names published was IDF officer Yehudah Glickman. He, along with his wife, were the subject of ceaseless harassment by anonymous people who obtained their phone numbers from the booklet.

The Glickmans received phone calls from people who said they hoped the Glickmans would die quickly, or warned them that they would face harsh justice in the afterlife for their deeds.

Several police investigations were opened regarding the incitement campaign, but progress was slow. Glickman became frustrated with the lack of progress and hired a private investigator to expose the people behind the harassment campaign.

The investigator, David Gabai, who cost the Glickman and his wife tens of thousands of shekels, was able to gain access to the leaders of the campaign, and recorded four of them discussing efforts to stage protests at Glickman’s home.

The fruit of his investigation led to a civil suit for slander against four of the men behind the publication of the booklet. On Sunday, the court awarded Glickman some NIS 500,000 in damages for slander against three of the four defendants. “The entire purpose of these publications is to disparage, shame, insult, and disgrace, and in a way which is above and beyond what is reasonable and acceptable within the limits of freedom of speech,” wrote judge Menachem Mizrahi of the Ramle Magistrate’s Court.

3 comments:

Chafraud-Depravitch said...

"warned them that they would face harsh justice in the afterlife"

As if haredim have any inclination about consciousness after physical life beyond what their stupid superstition tells them.

But they share that with other religions... scare tactics.

Anonymous said...

perhaps their filthy Rebbe can send out a few shnorrers to get the gelt.
One turned up at my door tonight - no more parasites. get a JOB!!!

Abe said...

How are you going to collect a civil judgement against a bunch of impoverished brain-washed chareidim? They aren’t employed and when not rioting, they sit all day in yeshiva contemplating which street to block. They have no social or work-related skills. The only way to stop these bums is employ a U.S. RICO type of criminal statute against them and the Chareidi cult that promotes the riots.