Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Frum IDF Soldier stoned by "Frum" Gangsters in Meah Shearim, rescued by Police

19:44 IL: It appears that a chareidi IDF soldier was attacked by extremists in Meah Shearim a short time ago. According to preliminary reports he was not injured.
The soldier fled and unconfirmed information indicates he is holed up in an area apartment. Police were summoned and they are operating on the scene towards extricating him while avoiding a confrontation with area residents.
UPDATE 19:49 IL: Police and border police working to extricate the soldier are being attacked with rocks.
UPDATED 19:56 IL: The soldier was removed from danger by police. Police are now under attack with rocks, chairs and whatever dozens of extremists can find to hurl at them. There are no immediate reports of injuries or arrests.
UPDATE 20:01 IL: At least four arrests have been made. The soldier is reportedly uninjured. Police are working to leave the area as they are still under attack. Rotter News reports that Ichud Hatzalah responders were also attacked with eggs and other objects.
FINAL UPDATE 20:18 IL: Yassam commando police extricated the soldier and security forces have left the neighborhood. Four arrests were made and additional arrests are expected after police review photo footage

Mea Shearim - David Levi, the uncle of the haredi soldier who was attacked by dozens of haredi men on Tuesday night in the ultra- Orthodox Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea She’arim on Wedneday spoke out against his attackers and of the “great trauma” suffered by the soldier.
In an interview with Army Radio, Levi slammed the attackers, saying that the hardest thing for the soldier is that that the very people who should identify with his faith would try to harm him.
Yael Dan also interviewed IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai who spoke out against the attack and called on the rabbis an the leaders of the ultra-Orthodox to come out against this phenomenon.
Meanwhile, Shas leader Aryeh Deri condemned the attack “and all other campaigns against the ultra-Orthodox who choose t serve in the IDF” in an interview with Army Radio.
The Shas chairman said he was calling on the heads of all political parties to “return to dialogue, understanding and reconciliation,” in order to avoid similar incidents.

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