[Incredible photos & videos below] Minister of Public Security Yitzchak Aharonovich announced the chareidi riots has resulted in damage amounting to NIS 1 million, including burned garbage receptacles, traffic signals, road signs, garbage trucks and other vehicles, and street lighting fixtures. The minister made it clear, that anyone apprehended damaging property will be held accountable, unwilling to turn a blind eye to the unacceptable behavior of those who part in the rioting surrounding the relocating of the bones at Barzilai Hospital to another location to permit building a new hospital unit.
A number of secular NGOs have turned to Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, insisting the city mustn’t pay for the damage, but those responsible must be held accountable. They went on to praise City Hall’s decision to halt services to the area of the rioting, primarily Meah Shearim, stating services should not be resumed until the damages are paid for, adding this may serve as an incentive to think twice before engaging in such action in the future.
A team of photographers for YWN Israel were at the Hafganos on Sunday night, and after viewing the photos, one thing hits the viewer in the face. Dozens of young boys, some as young as 8 years old are seen lighting dumpsters on fire, and causing other damage – as late as 10:00PM. One can only wonder where the parents are……
PHOTO LINK: Click HERE for YWN Photos of the Hafganos.
YWN thanks: B.W. Posen, Chaim Schwarcz & Yosef Gottlieb / Kuvien Images (Yehuda Boltshauser & Co.) for their incredible photos and videos: