(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman lashed out at haredi (ultra-Orthodox) incitement against the IDF Friday on his Facebook page.
"The extreme incitement against IDF Major-General Moti Almoz, the IDF in general, soldiers and commanders -Is intolerable and crosses every redline," Liberman wrote.
Anti-enlistment fliers have been hung by Ultra-Orthodox Jews comparing Almoz to Hitler and accusing him of "burning the souls of Israeli men and woman like in Auschwitz."
Liberman called for the State Attorney's Office and police to immediately prosecute those responsible "to the full extent of the law."
Last week extremists in the radical Mea She’arim neighborhood of Jerusalem burned a haredi IDF soldier in effigy, during bonfires set to mark the Lag Ba’omer holiday.
The incident led to denunciations from across the political spectrum, including the prime minister and defense minister, although criticism from the haredi political parties was almost entirely absent.
This is the second such incident in the last two months, after extremists hung an effigy of a haredi IDF soldier in the same neighborhood on Shushan Purim in March.
The effigy was complete with an IDF uniform and equipment, a beard and tzitzit, and was burned alongside numerous Israeli flags in the festive bonfires.