The females dressed modestly were assaulted by Sikrikim on Beis Yisrael Street in Yerushalayim. According to the Kikar Shabbat report, the females were dressed and acting appropriately, and the attack was without provocation and without justification.
This latest incident attributed to community thugs known as sikrikim occurred on motzei Shabbos Parshas Vayeira, the eve of 16 Cheshvan. The girls were verbally assaulted and spat upon.
Family members of the girls and others decided to return fire, beating the attackers, who were found at the scene upon their return. It did not take too long for hundreds to gather, and a brawl ensued. A number of askanim managed to calm the situation. A number of persons escorted the girls safely out of the area.
One eyewitness was neighborhood resident David Refaeli, who is quoted by Kikar Shabbos as saying “the three girls simply passed through the area, in modest attire, not bothering anyone. Suddenly a number of youths who call themselves chareidi arrived on the scene, and they began spitting at the girls and calling them ‘shiktza’.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)