According to a HaMevaser report, a chareidi woman who crossed a street illegally, not at an authorized crosswalk, was brutally manhandled and shoved into a police car after handcuffs were placed on her.
The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon 22 Iyar 5773 when the woman crossed Jabotinsky Street on the border of Bnei Brak and Ramat Gan. A police team, male and female, “acted brutally towards her, placing her in handcuffs and then into a police car” the report states.
According to eyewitness reports, the woman tried to give them her identity card, realizing that in line with the law, they would write her a summons for jaywalking. However, the police were uninterested in the summons and manhandled her, acted abusively and placed her in handcuffs for jaywalking.
Askanim plan to take the matter to Minister of Public Security Yitzchak Aharonovich, demanding appropriate action against the officers involved. HaMevaser quotes an askan involved explaining “We don’t justify jaywalking but the response here was totally inappropriate and should not lead to jailing the person.”
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)