Chareidi extremists who are tenaciously opposed to IDF service, tried to oust a number of soldiers who came to participate in slichos in Yeshivat Ohr HaChaim, but their effort failed.
The soldiers arrived to participate in slichos at the Yeshiva of HaGaon HaRav Reuven Elbaz Shlita, a member of the Shas party Moetzas Chachmei HaTorah. The yeshiva is located relatively close to Meah Shearim.
The incident occurred on Monday night, when three uniformed soldiers, including a female, headed towards the yeshiva to join the recitation of slichos. The extremists, who live nearby, and are unwilling to permit soldiers and tourists pass the area without intervening, began with shouts against the soldiers, to oust them from the area.
“Get out of here” and “shiksa” were among the shouts directed at the soldiers, particularly the female who was heading to slichos too.
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The commotion did not last long as people began shouting at the extremists who fled the area before police arrived on the scene. Passersby summoned the police.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)