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haredim rally in Beit Shemesh Photo: Ben Kelmer
haredim rally in Beit Shemesh Photo: Ben Kelmer
 
Defense Attorney Yair Nehorai Photo: Uriya Tadmor
Defense Attorney Yair Nehorai Photo: Uriya Tadmor
 
 

Haredi who assaulted reporters gets community service

Moshe Friedman, who attacked media crew during 2011 Beit Shemesh rally, called journalists 'Nazis,' sentenced to three months of community service

Aviel Magnezi
Published: 10.15.12, 14:13 / Israel News

Moshe Friedman, 28, a haredi man from Beit Shemesh, was sentenced Sunday to three months of community service over attacking a media crew last December.

 

Taking the plea bargain, he was convicted of assaulting Channel 10 photographer Yaniv Shmueli and Beit Shemesh City official Richard Peres at the scene. 

 

Three months prior to the rally, Friedman assaulted IDF Radio reporter Tal Yehezkeli, as she was covering an ultra-Orthodox rally that took place at the same area. Friedman shouted "shiksa" and spat at her several times. As a result he was charged with assault.

 

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Despite these reoccurring cases Magistrates' Court Judge Avital Chen, approved the plea bargain, sentencing Friedman to three months of community service only.

 

The judge explained the ruling saying that Friedman was a family man with no prior convictions, and that he has accepted responsibility for his actions, in addition to the period of time he already spent in jail.

 

According to the indictment, photographer Shmueli and reporter Asaf Uzan arrived at Jordan Square in Beit-Shemesh and were soon surrounded by haredim demanding they leave the area. Shmueli and Uzan called Peres requesting assistance but his arrival at the scene did little to calm things down.

 

Friedman was convicted of shoving the photographer and blocking his way when he tried opening the back of his car. Calling the media crew "nazis", Friedman did not calm down even when the police showed up. He resisted the policeman trying to arrest him and was charged with assaulting a public officer.

 

 

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