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Two religious girls, residents of the Musrara neighborhood, walked through the streets of Meah Shearim on Tuesday night and were attacked by dozens of young men who threw rocks and other objects at them. The young men cursed and screamed insults as the girls walked to their neighborhood.
The two girls had inadvertently walked near a protest by a fringe group of Chareidim who were protesting the alledged enlistment of a Baalas Tshuvah into the IDF.
At some point, young men from the protest began shouting “Shiksa” and “Get out of here you are impure” at the girls. When one of the girls pushed a protester who was accosting her, the situation escalated and the girls were chased down the street.
A witness said it appeared to him that the girls were looking for “action”. “At the beginning, when no one paid attention to them they went back to Kikar Shabbos, the center of the protest. They called another person to accompany them and when he arrived the real fight began.”
Dozens of young men chased after the girls, surrounded them and threw stones and other items, whatever was at hand, at the girls. The violent gang claimed that the girl were dressed inappropriately.
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(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)