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Haredim caught defacing non-kosher deli

Owner of Jerusalem deli says haredim have been smearing vomit on his door, windows for weeks

Two ultra-Orthodox residents of Jerusalem were arrested after being caught by police in the act of vandalizing a deli that sells non-kosher meat.


Police say the two arrived at the deli after morning prayers Saturday and smeared vomit on the door and windows of the establishment.


Avi Ben-David, who runs 'Iwos Deli', said that after months of being persecuted he decided to stake out his own place in order to catch the perpetrators in the act.


"We waited for them from 9 am with police forces and caught them red-handed. They said that 'according to the Torah we have a right to do this'," Ben-David told Ynet.


Iwos is known for selling non-kosher meat, a fact which renders it a victim of all sorts of vandalism. Towards Passover and during the holiday itself the acts proliferate, as the establishment also dares to sell leavened food.


"Despite the fact that the deli is closed on Saturday, for a number of weeks we have been conspired against. They arrive systematically after prayers, spit on the store and smear vomit, and then leave. It's appalling," Ben-David said.


"I hope it doesn't end with just an arrest, and that they receive a deterring punishment. I also plan to file a civil suit."



פרסום ראשון: 09.04.10, 15:09
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