The Israel Police arrested 16 ultra-Orthodox men for allegedly attacking men wearing IDF uniforms in Jerusalem on Friday. The arrests, made in the Haredi Mea Shearim neighborhood, were part of an ongoing police operation to detain those who attack soldiers
During the arrests, a group of ultra-Orthodox passers-by began rioting and throwing stones, causing minor injuries to three police officers.
All of those arrested were taken for questioning. They were to be later brought to court for a hearing on extending their remand.
The police reported that this operation is part of a series of both overt and covert ones in Jerusalem and in the region.
"The Israel Police will work hard against anyone who chooses to attack uniformed personnel wherever they are, as well as those who attack policemen while carrying out operational activity," the police announced in a statement.
(Translated and edited by J. Herzog)