Haredim attack channel 2 crew in Beit shemesh

December 25, 2011 15:33

A crowd of haredim [ultra-Orthodox] attacked a Channel 2 camera crew in Beit Shemesh on Sunday. The crew was in the city to film street signs discriminating against women, and were attacked by residents opposed to their presence.

"They called us 'Israel haters,' beat us with their hands and threw stones at us," a Channel 2 reporter said.

The crew alerted the police who arrived at the scene of the incident. "If the police hadn't intervened within 10 minutes, I don't know how it would have ended," the journalist said. The police escorted the team out of the city.

The reporter said that the assailants smashed the windows of the cars that the team had arrived in, and also broke some of the equipment they were carrying.

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