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Woman attacked in Jerusalem for wearing jeans

Young woman files police complaint after two haredi men spit at her, call her 'shiksa' in capital's Shabbat Square for dressing 'immodestly'

Noam (Dabul) Dvir
Published: 07.15.13, 17:57 / Israel News

"The man told me 'you are not passing through here' and spat in my face. I still feel the humiliation," said Daniela, a 22-year-old Jerusalem resident who claimed she was attacked Saturday night by two young ultra-Orthodox men in the capital's Shabbat Square, located near the haredi Mea Shearim and Geula neighborhoods.

 

Daniela said she was attacked because she was wearing jeans and a short-sleeved shirt, an outfit the assailants deemed "immodest."

 

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According to her, the attack occurred at approximately 8:30 pm as she was making her way home. The men called her a "shiksa" and blocked her path.

 


"ניסיתי להבריח אותו באמצעות בקבוק מים"

'I felt inhuman.' Woman who was attacked

 

"He spat on me twice. I tried to scare him off with a bottle of water I was holding, but he wouldn't budge," Daniela recounted on Monday. "Then someone else threw two garbage bags at me. After the incident, they continued in the direction of Mea Shearim. It was disgusting. I felt inhuman. I've been called names before, but it never reached this level of violence."

 

Daniela called the police but decided to leave the scene a few minutes later for fear she would be attacked again. She filed a police complaint later that evening.

 

"I'm still in shock," she said. "I've been taking the same route home for years. I've been threatened and insulted in the past, but this time they crossed the lines."

 

 

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