Clearly, the chareidi tzibur, the majority of which not affiliated with the Peleg faction, is under mounting pressure to distance itself from Peleg protests and to issue condemnatory statements. The tzibur at large is not capable of discerning that the Peleg protesters do not represent the overwhelming majority of the litvish tzibur and leaders are now aware damage control measures are required.
Some members of Degel Hatorah on Wednesday signed a letter distancing themselves from the Peleg faction and the recent protests. This was followed by a letter sent to Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein by the Shas faction in Knesset, echoing the words of Degel, distancing itself from the action and protests by Peleg, which Shas explains is the work of a small number of people; and certainly, not representative of the chareidi tzibur at large.
Shas makes a point of mentioning the protest that Peleg members held outside Knesset, which led to confrontations with the Knesset Guard.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)