The daily HaMevaser reports that in addition to the beating of the Gerrer chossid in Ashdod on Shabbos, there were other anti-chareidi attacks.
When a 16-year-old chareidi bachur arrived at a Netanya train station, heading home to Ashdod, a number of chiloni youths shouted “Terrorist!” which resulted in others at the station to run in another direction fearing something was really taking place. When the bachur tried running the chilonim told him “you are the terrorist and everyone is running away from you”.
Elsewhere in the same city, a number of chareidi youths were escorted out of a large store by the manager, who explained to them they are not welcome to shop in the store, which is not open to chareidim. The manager explained he received complaints from other shoppers, with one even reporting one of the youths used defamatory language against him. The chareidi bochrim explained they don’t even know what he is talking about since they did not speak to anyone in the store.
Elsewhere, an avreich explained that he went to visit his father who is recuperating in Shaare Zedek Hospital in Yerushalayim. In the elevator, he was verbally assaulted by another person because he is chareidi, an assault that he endured until reaching the 10th floor.
A group of chareidim that arrived at Chamat HaGader from Haifa and Tzfat report the security officer would not permit them to enter. This occurred last Thursday, January 5, 2012, who simply stated they are not allowed to enter. They explained they traveled far to get to the site but he was not changing his mind, prohibiting them from entering.
HaMevaser contacted Chamat HaGader, reporting officials apologized for the incident. Officials add that on Thursdays the facility is open until 22:00, for men only and the group arrived at 20:50 so there was no justification for barring their entry. They promise to investigate what exactly occurred.
In Beit Shemesh on Thursday night, three Jerusalem chareidim were returning from a wedding. They stopped in a gas station and a border police jeep pulled to their side. One of the border policemen instructed the driver to come outside in the pouring rain, to show him identification, all the while the officers remained in their vehicle. They questioned the three one at a time; compelling to stand outside in the rain for about 30 minutes, HaMevaser reports the chareidim stated that other than their identities, the questions they were compelled to answer were futile and obviously intended to keep them out in the rain, nothing more.
They added that interestingly, near them were standing two Arab males who indeed appeared suspicious, but the border police were simply concentrating on embarrassing them, nothing more, not addressing the two suspicious males.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)