Scene of the shooting
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Journalist: Haredi public used as punching bag

Ultra-Orthodox editor asks court to lift gag order on Tel Aviv gay youth center shooting case; says injunction results in 'incitement campaign' against haredim, who are being blamed for the crime

The gag order on any information pertaining to the deadly shooting at a gay youth center in Tel Aviv on Saturday is hurting the ultra-Orthodox public, a haredi journalist claimed this week.


Moshe Glasner, editor of the Kikar HaShabbat website, filed a petition with the Tel Aviv Magistrate Court on Monday asking that the order be lifted.


"The incitement and propaganda campaign against the ultra-orthodox public that has been raging in recent days is being carried out under the auspices of a police-issued injunction," Glasner claimed in his appeal.


"Under this order it is forbidden to disclose any detail that might indicate that the haredi public had nothing to do with this heinous crime, either directly or indirectly," he stated.


"This fact is being exploited for the purpose of launching an unprecedented incitement campaign against the haredim," he added.


The appeal further read: "The petitioner is an ultra-Orthodox journalist and editor of Kikar HaShabbat website who believes it is his duty to act against the character assassination being carried out by certain elements in Israel against the haredi public, which is being turned into the punching bag of the entire Israeli society."


פרסום ראשון: 08.04.09, 15:44
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