A 42-year-old Bnei Brak woman was violently arrest all because of “jaywalking” on HaShomer Street in Bnei Brak.
According to multiple reports, a female police officer asked her to identify herself, the woman refused and began to run away from the officer. Due to her refusal and resistance, she was arrested. The location is known to have traffic police monitoring the street for infractions on a consistent basis.
In videos that were spread around social media, two violent police women are seen choking and dragging the woman while a crowd gathered around them and began yelling at them: “What is wrong with you? Leave her alone or you will sit in prison.”
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A passerby attempted to calm the tensions and ask the officers why they don’t just give her a ticket. The officers responded that they cannot do so unless she identifies herself, something she refused to do. Due to the unrest of the gathered crowd, a large number of police reinforcements were called to the scene to assist in dispersing the crowd. In total seven police cars and teams of officers arrived at the scene. The Charedi woman and the two female officers took shelter in a nearby Fire Department building. The woman was loaded into a police car that arrived and taken to the police station on HaKishon Street.
Bnei Brak Mayor Avraham Rubinstein and some of his staff members personally went to the police station in order to ask demand her release. “It is inconceivable that a Charedi woman would be arrested in such a violent manner without reasonable cause,” Rubinstein said.
BeChadrei Charedim reported that after she was identified at the police station, she was issued a ticket for jay-walking and then was released.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)