Is Modiin Illit concealing girl's rape?
Kobi Nahshoni
Published: 05.02.13, 00:42
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1. Catholic Church
Robert Haymond ,   Tekoa, Israel   (02.04.13)
Like the revelation re priests and brothers in the Catholic Church, some day revelations re the equally closed and repressive Charedi society will come out and we will be aghast at the findings.
2. some more savage beasts
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (02.04.13)
these haredim are imitating the saudis. they should all be locked up, beginning with the rabbis.
3. They are not any better than the Saudi Arabia incident
Barbara ,   Haifa Israel   (02.04.13)
of a 5-yr old raped, tortured and then died of her wounds by her father, who was religious figure.
4. Communal Hiding of Sexual Immorality
MR ,   NJ,USA   (02.04.13)
Devarim 13:13 If you hear concerning one of your cities, which the LORD thy G-d gives you to dwell there, saying:14 'Certain base fellows are gone out from among you, and have pushed away the inhabitants of their city, saying: Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known'; 15 then you will inquire, and investigate, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in the midst of thee;16 thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword.17 And you will gather all the spoil of it into the midst of the broad place thereof, and will burn with fire the city, and all the spoil thereof ;everything, unto the LORD thy God; and it shall be a heap for ever; it shall not be built again....Kal V'Chomer in this case
5. There are sickos across every segment of society and
L ,   Merkaz, Israel   (02.04.13)
nationality, unfortunately -- however when it happens in a Haredi community (much less frequently than in others, by the way), it's a biiiig news story and a stain on Haredim. It's a horrifying thing -- all parents are chilled to the bone when a story like this emerges-- justice will be done and the perpetrator will be found and punished -- it just won't be a big flashy anti-Haredi sludge-fest. Our hearts are with the poor child and her devastated family -- with wishes for healing on all levels and all the love we can vibe your way.
6. No jail time- bullet to the head
Arnold ,   Canada   (02.04.13)
If they find the animal and can prove 100% that he is the one that raped the little girl then no jail time. An immediate bullet to the head. Jail does not cure degenerates. The line of abuse must be cut at the source.
7. Dont lets over-react
Israeli grandma   (02.04.13)
Apparently the Modiin Elite community is dealing with this in its own way, discreetly, although of course the police have a duty to be involved. Hopefully the criminal will be ostracised by his community.
8. #7
Mordechai ,   Beit Shemesh   (02.05.13)
the Rule of Law of the State is the only law, no one has the right to take it into their own hands. Total rubbish to say that the community is dealing with it. If they do not cooperate with the police they should be held in contempt of court and immediately imprisoned. Only fools protect rapists! disgusting attitude. these ghettos need to be closed down. it is bad enough they show no respect to those who have given their lives on Yom Hazikaron, so that they can live in peace and tranquility,
9. Where is the high moral ground?
Harry Wright ,   UK   (02.04.13)
These religious folks should be running forward to identify the perpetrator. Is there no justice for that child? And why is she so tainted by rape that sh will not be able to get married later on. Something is VERY WRONG here.
10. Justice of Torah mutually exclusive from Haredim
kippah seruga ,   Israel   (02.04.13)
11. חרדים
נפתלי   (02.04.13)
This makes me sick. I grew up Haredi and know all about their silence when it comes to sexual crimes against children. How can we claim to be different than the Taliban with this behavior?
12. The haredi culture is aberrant. Shame on them.
Runner1983 ,   USA   (02.04.13)
13. What sort of mentality would hush up this incident
exUK ,   Tel Aviv   (02.04.13)
because they regard the 5 year old as 'tainted' and unmarryable? No better than some other religions I can think of. Never mind this stupid reason for trying to hush things up.The perpetrator should be found,made an example of,and "banished'.
14. Diabolical and Disgusting !
Jonathan   (02.05.13)
15. More morality from the harideem
Haim ,   TA   (02.05.13)
Hushing up the rape of a 5 year old? These people are tottaly sick, those who hush up such a horrendous crime are as guilty as those who commited the crime.
16. Is Modiin I......
Toledano Jean-Pierre ,   Israel   (02.05.13)
A five-year-old girl raped!!!???? Five years old??? Of course the police must investigate thoroughly this horrible case. I understand that it will take some weeks or months to see clear into that crime. The Haredi community keeps their mouths shut about this case. Why? Because the child is no more a virgin? Who is suspected? An Arab or... are they keeping their mouths shut hoping or praying or etc.... that the offender is not Haredi, Jewish.... I've just read the article about the Saudi preacher who raped and killed his five-year-old daughter.... G'd, ha Shem, please, protect us from such evil deeds.
17. You people disgust me...
Mark Wilson ,   U.S.A.   (02.05.13)
18. #1 Catholic church
jo moor   (02.05.13)
With all the discussions and "revelations"......will we be aghast........or will it be a case of "I told you so"? Who knows what goes on behind closed walls and doors
19. #8 Mordechai
jo moor   (02.05.13)
Cant agree with you more. Well said.
20. #7
Steve ,   Dallas USA   (02.05.13)
@7: Disgusting. If the rapist is ostracized, that is good enough for you and so he may rape again as long as it is outside the Haredi community? Is that OK? You think because he is out of the community it is OK to rape a child. Because the blood will be on your collective head. you allowed him to escape to rape again. How horrifying. The rapist needs to be put away -before he rapes again. If this is the haredi attitude, they should not be allowed to live in Israel.
21. These aren't Haredim
Israelit ,   Israel   (02.05.13)
These are Charadim.
22. Not One Verifiable Fact in the Story
El-Nakam ,   TA, Israel   (02.05.13)
Something may or may not have happened, but Ynet will see to it that you the reader will have an unfavorable opinion of Haredim.
23. I live in Modiin Illit
Shalom Hartman   (02.05.13)
I believe that this was an evil prank started by someone who later regretted it. There was no hospital records - does that make sense? Rabbis in Modiin Illit are the opposite of what is being suggested in this article - they insist that people cooperate with the police in such instances.
24. 5 year old
sjk ,   Israel/USA   (02.05.13)
#22 Don't blame ynet, the Haredim do a great job on their own distancing themselves from society and even from this century. if this poor young girl isn't helped, she won't need to be married and have children, she'll have serious mental issues to deal with.
25. What a travesty!
Nechama ,   USA   (02.05.13)
I feel terrible for the little girl, no one should go through such a misery. 5 years old don't make stories about this stuff charidi or not charidi what difference makes?. The whole thing is getting out of context like the secular world doesn't happen this things. Why the community has to cooperate for, is not enough the child's statement?...sounds that the authorities don't know how to do their job or maybe there is no job to be done. Very sad that people are making bone-headed statements and put us on the same plate it would be the as bad saying that that all secular people are perverts.
26. Read the post #23 and think before posting here.
Jrebecca ,   modiin   (02.05.13)
IF this happened there are a lot of problems. If it did NOT happen, as might be possible given that even the hospitals are denying it, then a lot of the posters are worse than the people who started this rumour.
27. Children at risk
Danny ,   London England   (02.05.13)
If someone did rape a child the perpetrator must be arrested and tried, lest other children be put at risk. The court will conceal the identity of the child victim as it does in such cases.
28. No25 have you never heard of the Outreau case in France?
Where a judge sent people in prison for molesting and raping children? Because everybody was so shocked by the news that thy wanted to catch the people responsible for that so they hurried up and sent innocents people in jail, some of whom killed themselves... And then realized that the children statements were simply directed
29. new report says incident was made up
richard ,   israel   (02.07.13)
The kindergarten teacher made the whole thing up according to Channel 10 and Jpost
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