Saturday, December 17, 2022

Chareidim in Geula Nearly Murder a Lady In Violent Geula Disturbances


A woman was seriously injured during violent demonstrations which broke out Thursday in Geula. The woman was doing Shabbos shopping when the garbage dumpster was rolled down Yechezkel street by extremist elements, slamming into her as she was walking and causing her severe chest injuries. She is currently sedated and respirated in Shaarei Tzedek hospital, in serious but stable condition. 

Her name for prayers: Mirel Bas Rachel Leah.

United Hatzalah medic Aharon Getz said that “bystanders said that the dumpster had rolled down the street during the demonstration and crushed her against the wall. Together with other medics we gave her emergency assistance and she was taken in a mobile intensive care unit to Shaarei Tzedek where she is hospitalized in serious condition.”

Police said that they are investigating the matter and will find those involved in the incident and bring them to justice. A Jerusalem District police spokesman said that “recently and especially over the last few nights we have witnessed violent extremists violating the law, harming police and civilians in Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh in the wake of the arrest of a suspect in the arson attack against a cellular phone store this week. These are violent disturbances which have no relation to legitimate demonstrations. The violence has been directed against buses, police cars and yesterday against an innocent bystander who was seriously injured. Vandalism, arson, rolling garbage dumpsters, throwing stones and objects, harming civilians and police and blocking roads – is not legal protesting but violent disturbances which could cost human lives. We will continue to act forcefully against violators of law who harm local residents, passersby and policemen.”

Leading politicians, including Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon and incoming National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir called on police act forcefully against the violent rioters. “Violence is not freedom of speech, it is anarchy. Anarchists and criminals must be treated harshly and forcefully. The hooligans who nearly murdered a woman and harmed police should be jailed for many years,” Ben Gvir said.

He added that “its time to make order in Israel. We can’t reprieve anyone acting violently. Demonstrations and freedom of speech are important but disturbances, harming police and destroying infrastructure cannot be allowed.”

UTJ leaders Yitzchak Goldknopf and Moshe Gafni and Shas leader Aryeh Deri also condemned the violent disturbances and called for police to “catch the hooligans and bring them to justice.”


Anonymous said...

The Israel Police leadership does not have the baytzim to touch the blackhats.

Anonymous said...

To: Anonymous 11:25pm
They do have the baytsim... but they choose to let the situation get worse.