THE ATTACKS CONTINUE: Rosh Yeshivas Hesder Violently Attacked By Arabs

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The rash of attacks by Arabs on religious Jews continues and on Sunday afternoon, HaRav Eliyahu Mali, Rosh Yeshivah of Shiras Moshe in Yafo and a well-known personality in the city, was attacked by two Arabs on Sunday afternoon. The yeshivah’s administrator, who was accompanying Rav Mali, was also beaten, with both men punched and kicked by the Arabs.

Rav Mali and the administrator were on the way to purchase an apartment for the yeshivah. The owner of the property is Jewish but when the men arrived, a number of Arabs surrounded them and ordered them to leave the area. The men refused and when one of them pulled out his cell phone to video the Arabs, they began beating them.

Both men were evacuated to Sheba Hospital for treatment.

The police opened an investigation and quickly located the culprits and arrested them. The suspects are both in their 30s and are residents of Yafo.

A witness said that the Arabs attacked the men in order to prevent the property, where an Arab was living, from being used by Jews. There is reportedly an ongoing dispute between the yeshivah and locals over the use of the apartment.

Following the incident, Betzalel Smotrich, chairman of the Religious Zionism party, quoted Bamidbar: וְאִם לֹא תוֹרִישׁוּ אֶת יֹשְׁבֵי הָאָרֶץ מִפְּנֵיכֶם וְהָיָה אֲשֶׁר תּוֹתִירוּ מֵהֶם לְשִׂכִּים בְּעֵינֵיכֶם וְלִצְנִינִם בְּצִדֵּיכֶם וְצָרֲרוּ .אֶתְכֶם עַל הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם יֹשְׁבִים בָּהּ

Yamina MK Matan Kahana wrote: “What a busha!. A Rav in Israel attacked in the middle of the day in the center of the city. Where have we reached?”

Barak Leibowitz, a close friend of the Rav, told B’Chadrei Chareidim: “The attack is disturbing but not surprising. The situation in Yafo isn’t good. A feeling of hefkeirus (lawlessness) is felt here and that’s why this happened.”

Leibowitz added that the Rav was not seriously hurt but he is undergoing tests at the hospital. The yeshiva administrator received more serious blows and is receiving treatment.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. These savages are emboldened by the support of the Biden administration for terror. Israel should eradicate these immediately. No trial. Just be sure we have the right suspects, and send their carcasses back to their families. Until Israel addresses terror with strict consequences, these animals will continue their barbaric behavior. They are not civilized. They are predators, and nothing will change them besides converting them into corpses. Maybe Biden wants a few for his presidential library.

  2. The truth here is, of course, the opposite of what the Religious Zionist, Mr. Smotrich, wrote.

    That passuk applied to when Hashem told Klal Yisrael to enter the land.
    Here, Hashem has already kicked us out of the land and told us, Klal Yisrael, NOT to return to the land. Yet, for idolatrous/Nationalist reasons, the Zionists went and fought both the West and the Arabs to conquer the land and its current leader has stated openly that they intend to forever “live by the sword”.

    When your “Jewish” “government” chooses to live by the sword of Esav, “Al charbicha tichye”, that’s really dangerous for Jews, Hashem Yishmor.

    So, let’s be very clear: this would not have happened if the Zionists had not invaded our holy land.

  3. From April 16-19, 2021 when there is an increase of flow of publicized violent racist Arab attacks on bystanders, passes by who look Jewish being ultra orthodox, mostly not serving in the army, not a word from hypocritical B’tselem. But they found the time to write something (true or false) against some Jewish civilian.

    It goes to show how ugly their supposed “human rights” false banner really is.