On Sunday, on Abarbanel Street in Bnei Brak, a number of teenagers were sitting in a car and demanded cigarettes from passersby. When they were refused, the teenagers jumped out of the car and pulled out knives threatening people.
A number of Avreichim decided to intervene and began a brawl during which a car’s windshield was smashed. Police officers were called to the scene and came to intervene.
One local resident reported to Kikar Shabbos that the scene was “terrifying”. He explained: Four young people who he termed as “whippersnappers” came through the neighborhood and demanded cigarettes from one of the Avreichim. After the Avreich refused to respond to them, they began cursing him and one of them exited the car and pulled a knife.”
“We refused to be suckers,” the Avreich said, “We did not agree to be sheep led to the slaughter. A large number of Avreichim and bochrim jumped them, just like you see in the video.”
“After these youngsters realized that they came to the wrong place, they tried to run away. Police arrived at the scene and arrested the boy who pulled a knife. He was released a few hours later.”
Another person, who was one of the Avreichim who responded to the scene and fought with the teenagers told Kikar HaShabbat: “We aren’t talking about violent people, God forbid. These people were afraid of the boy who pulled the knife out, that God forbid he would hurt somebody. Therefore the first thing that happened was he was disarmed and he knife was taken away and only after that did we try to chase them away.”
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)