Chareidi MKs expressed anger and outrage over an attack that took place in Beit Shemesh. A chareidi soldier wished to join a minyan for maariv but extremists ousted him from the beis medrash.
Shas leader MK Aryeh Deri decried “the extremist elements’ that prohibited a soldier from taking part in tefilos in a shul. He called for dealing with these extremists in the same faction terrorists are dealt with.
Speaking to Kol Berama Radio, MK (Yahadut Hatorah) Yaakov Litzman explained there is not a sane individual that does not condemn the attack that occurred on Monday night in Beit Shemesh. He called the matter very serious and lamented how these few extremists paint the entire chareidi tzibur in a poor light.
The zealots cursed and insulted the soldier and broke at least one window of his vehicle. Other chareidim in the area came to the soldier’s aid, some even offering to pay for the damage to his vehicle.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)