Police Continue Efforts To Locate Attackers Who Targeted An IDF Soldier In Meah Shearim On Chol Hamoed Pesach


Police are continuing efforts to locate persons involved in an attack against an IDF soldier in Meah Shearim last Wednesday, Chol Hamoed Pesach.

Authorities on Sunday, April 28, 2019, arrived at a residence on Strauss Street in Jerusalem, the home of a minor believed involved in the attack, having thrown a rock at the soldier, Kikar Shabbos News reports.

Police arrived at the minor’s home on two occasions, but they have yet to find him. The report adds that on the first visit the suspect minor was not home and during the second visit, he hid from authorities.

Last week, police also sought a second suspect, who was apprehended and since released on bail by the Jerusalem Magistrate Court. Police appealed the released to the Jerusalem District Court, but the appeal was rejected.

The young man’s mother said, “next week is his bar mitzvah. I am making him a cake and they are ruining everything”.

The Kikar News report quoted the young man’s attorney, Roi Politi adding, “The minor was summoned for questioning on a specific day and time and was therefore shocked when police arrived at the home and turned over the home, which appears to have been done solely to instill fear in him”.

Police responded: Naturally, we do not elaborate on ongoing investigations, but we will note that the Israel Police will continue to investigate the case thoroughly and professionally in order to arrive at the truth and prosecute the suspects. The Israel Police views with great severity any disclosure of violence and will act to prevent them by all the tools available.

“Last Wednesday, police officers were summoned to the Meah Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, following reports of dozens of extremists gathering around a soldier wearing a uniform who passed by as they shouted at him.

“The soldier, who passed through Bahran Street in the chareidi neighborhood, and was attacked by extremists who shouted abuse at him and some even threw stones at him.”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)