Chasing the soldier
Yet another soldier attacked by radical Haredi sect
In a scene that seems to be repeating itself frequently in the capital, an IDF soldier wearing a kippa in Jerusalem was chased, insulted and assaulted by members of the Jerusalem Faction.

A kippa-wearing IDF soldier was chased by members of a radical ultra-Orthodox sect in Jerusalem on Tuesday evening with their hurling objects at him and cursing him due to their opposition to IDF conscription.



Soldier chased on Tuesday


שליחה לחבר

 הקלידו את הקוד המוצג
תמונה חדשה

הסרטון נשלח לחברך


הטמעת הסרטון באתר שלך

 קוד להטמעה:


The incident took place during a march organized by the sect, called the Jerusalem Faction, in support of yeshiva students who were arrested for not reporting to the IDF conscription office. Those men were released on furlough to celebrate the Passover Seder with their families. Tuesday evening, prior to their return to the military prison, the detainees were transported through Jerusalem in a limousine bearing a sign reading “Prisoners of the Torah world.”


The limousine bearing the detainees
The limousine bearing the detainees

The attacked soldier was attacked when he passed by the procession on Jerusalem’s Bar Ilan Street.


Yeshiva students, including those from the Jerusalem Faction, are entitled to exemption from military service under the existing law, but for this purpose they must report to the recruitment office to file for an exemption.


The soldier (with the blurred face)
The soldier (with the blurred face)


Jerusalem Faction students refuse to do so on the grounds that this constitutes cooperation with the army, and thus many of them are defined as draft dodgers, and some are arrested for this.


After many recent incidents in which Haredi soldiers were attacked, the police undertook an operation last week in which a policeman disguised himself as a soldier and entered Mea She’arim. When he was attacked as was expected, undercover police revealed themselves and arrested the rioters.


(Translated and edited by J. Herzog)


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