Haredi MKs attacked in Mea Shearim

Neturei Karta assault United Torah Judaism MKs, Gafni and Maklev.

June 24, 2010 19:18
MK Moshe Gafni

MK Moshe Gafni 311. (photo credit: Courtesy)

Haredi knesset members Moshe Gafni and Uri Maklev were attacked in Mea Shearim on Thursday as they emerged from a synagogue.

The two United Torah Judaism MKs had paid a visit to the Slonim rabbi, who lives in Mea Shearim and then entered a synagogue to pray.  When they emerged they were set upon by young extremists from Neturei Karta who spat at them and assaulted them with stones, blows and a chair.

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They are reported to have taken shelter in the house of the Slonim rabbi, who has ordered his followers to go to prison rather than obey a high court order to integrate classes in a primary school they use in Emmanuel.

No complaint has been made to the police.

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