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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Soldier attacked in Jerusalem synagogue - flees in ambulance

A frum soldier was attacked Sunday evening as he davened in a shul in the Beit Yisrael neighborhood of Yerushalayim.

The soldier, a member of the national religious community, arrived at the Beit Yisrael Shtibel Sunday night for maariv when he was attacked by anti-draft radicals, Kikar Hashabbat reported.

The Beit Yisrael Shteeble, located in the predominantly Charedi neighborhood Beit Yisrael, near Meah Sharim, includes multiple rooms to daven, allowing locals to form impromptu prayer services at all times.

During maariv, Charedi gangsters assaulted the soldier and forced him to flee the shteeble and call for assistance.

While his attackers pursued him, the soldier managed to escape when an ambulance arrived at the scene.
It is unclear if the soldier any injuries during the attack.

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