WHAT A DISGRACE: Justice Ministry Probe Decides the Officer Who Beat Autistic Chareidi Man Will Not Face Criminal Charges


It has been over a half a year since Yanki Rosenberg, the 23-year-old autistic chareidi man, was beaten without provocation by border police in Jerusalem. The beating was caught on camera, and a civil suit is expected.

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Aryeh Stern Shlita called for an investigation, as did others including MK Moshe Gafne, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan and Deputy Minister Yaakov Litzman.

Since that Lag B’Omer event, the Justice Ministry’s Police Investigations Unit has probed the matter, and it has been decided that the border policeman involved will not face criminal charges for brutally beating Yanki Rosenberg in the Makor Baruch neighborhood of the capital.

The unit probing the beating has decided there is insufficient evidence to support allegations of brutality or unjustifiable force. The case has now been handed over to the Israel Police Disciplinary Committee for a decision regarding what actions, if any, will be taken against the officer.

Yanki Rosenberg is a chareidi man with special needs due to being autistic. He was attacked on erev Lag B’Omer by police all the while bystanders shouted at police that Yanki “doesn’t understand. He’s autistic!”

Even then, he remained in custody and only when his injuries became clear to police did, they release him.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Now just imagine what they do to Palestinians. For all you naive people who are under the delusion that violent soldiers and police are held accountable for their abuses, maybe this will wake you up a bit.

  2. This is why I get annoyed when people claim that we are no longer in Golus because “Israel is now in our hands”. Even in Israel we are still in golus while self-hating Jews control Israel and while Jewish antisemites like the ones in this video are in the police and abusing their power to bully defenceless yidden who cannot fight back. The whole video looks like something out of a Middle Ages pogrom. This is not a Jewish state, this is a Goyishe state. May Hashem take revenge on these vicious thugs for their brutal attack on an autistic Torah Yid.

  3. This incident was relatively tame compared to those glorious Shabbosim on the Kvish Ramot in 1979-1980, or thereabout. The heilige Mishtara really knew how to swing clubs in those days. The city’s dry cleaners cleaned up, so to speak. Mayor Teddy Kollack Y”Sh must’ve been so proud.

  4. Certainly looks like an unprofessional apprehension.
    To take six months to say there is no prima facia evidence of any wrong doing, seems like a cover-up.
    Playing for time…..

    Looks like a brutal attack with out any
    provocation noticeably evident on the video