A special team is being formulated by the Attorney General’s Office to address attacks against chareidi IDF soldiers, known by the frum community opposing their service as ‘chardakim’.
Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit held a special meeting on Sunday, 1 Rosh Chodesh Adar in his office to consult with Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan on the matter. Also present were the IDF Chief Prosecutor, an Israel Police representative, a representative from the State Prosecutor’s Office, and other involved in the matter.
Mandelblit cited the need for a firm and immediate battle against attacks and harassment against chareidim serving in the military, and addressing such incidents must remain high priority, addressing threats against members of all religions for their serving as soldiers.
The attorney general explained the committee that is being formed must be capable of responding immediately and effectively to complaints received from chareidi soldiers, who are targeted for serving in the military. He warned these attacks will negatively impact chareidi enlistment into the IDF. Mandelblit explains these complaints must be processed and turned over to police and state prosecutor to continue the process.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)