Rabbonim affiliated with the Eida Chareidis have told authorities they will work to prevent a reoccurrence of an attack that took place against a female firefighter working to extinguish a blaze in Meah Shearim.
Firefighters on Wednesday, responded to burning garbage receptacles in Meah Shearim. When some of the locals realized one of the firefighters was a woman, they began pelting her with whatever objects they could find. She was injured in her back lightly after being struck with a bottle.
Community spokesman Yissacher Benedict expressed outrage, telling Israel Radio they have been working for a long time to bring these youths under control, adding rabbonim issued a letter of apology over the alarming incident, rejecting any notion of objecting to the presence of a female firefighter who is working to save property and lives in the community.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)