Firefighters Assaulted By Chareidi Extremists While Putting Out Fire in Elad; Were Spit, Cursed, Stones Thrown On

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A firefighting crew in the Charedi city of Elad was attacked on Sunday evening when they responded to a fire in the city at the intersection of Yehuda Hanassi and Rashi streets. During their operation to put out the fire, the crew was assaulted by people from the neighborhood throwing stones at them. The stone-throwing crowd also cursed and spat at the firefighters.

Over the past few weeks, Elad has suffered from a wave of arson incidents that have affected numerous areas throughout the city. The fires in some of these incidents expanded to become large fires that threatened immense amounts of property and people. Numerous buildings across the city have suffered severe damage.

A spokesperson for the fire department said: “We view the attack against our firefighters in the most serious way. The entire goal of a firefighter is to save people’s lives and property. We will be working with law enforcement in order to make sure that those who assaulted our firefighters will be found and stand trial. As firefighters, and as citizens, we are ashamed that the very people we show up and try to save, turn around and attack us in this manner.”

(YWN israel Desk – Jerusalem)




21 COMMENTS

  1. These types of articles are really not helpful without offering some explanation of why these hoodlums are attacking first responders. Certainly if the fires are located in Chareidi areas of the city than they should simply allow the fires to burn and if there are casualties, maybe that will provide some deterrent. There is no reason that firefighters or any first responder should have to risk their lives while being attacked by the people they are trying to help.

  2. Last week on Yom HaAtzmaut some Peleg Idiots in Yerushalayim attacked a fire truck for flying the Israeli flag. What exactly were these imbeciles in Elad now assaulting fire fighters for? Last I heard we needed firefighters to save lives and property.

  3. Another sickening comment from GodolHadorah:

    Certainly if the fires are located in Chareidi areas of the city than they should simply allow the fires to burn and if there are casualties, maybe that will provide some deterrent. 

    Are you serious? You sound like the White Nationals speaking about the blacks, or the Nazi Youth referring to Jewish areas.
    Unbeleiveable. To me this is pure anti-semitism.
    I just hope that’s not how you speak to your family- injecting them with hate to the section of Klall Yisroel that is upholding Torah and Mitzvis in Eretz HaKodosh – because of the misdemeanour of a few.

  4. I don’t understand the commentators here. The video shows what appears to be an Israeli flag being torn off the fire engine.

  5. “Another sickening comment from GodolHadorah”

    No, it’s logical.
    If they don’t want firefighters and prefer fires, them let them have their way.