Troubles from at-risk youth reached new worrisome levels in Betar Illit on shabbos, leaving one man injured and demanding the involvement of Hatzolah and police.
A resident in his 50s who commented to a group of at-risk youths regarding their unacceptable behavior on shabbos prompted them to assault him. The incident involving the shabavnikim occurred on shabbos afternoon near the park on Koenig Street.
It appears the youths began taunting a group of avreichim until the man, a gabbai in one of the shuls, reprimanded them on their unacceptable behavior. The youths left the area, but apparently returned later on, finding the gabbai in the area. Outnumbering him, they began striking him, including blows to the head with a stone. The man sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)