Police attacked by haredi mob in Jerusalem

Police attacked by hared

December 24, 2009 15:08

Police officers on Thursday morning were attacked by a haredi mob after being dispatched to the ultra-Orthodox Beit Yisrael neighborhood in Jerusalem to tend to a woman who was assaulted by the "modesty patrol." When the law enforcement officials arrived at Rehov Admon, haredim began to congregate and throw stones at the officers. The police car was slightly damaged, but no officers were hurt. Reinforcements were dispatched to the scene. The modesty patrol, an all-male vigilante group which has been active in the city's haredi neighborhoods, has been linked to numerous acts of violence over the years in their attempts to ensure the city's haredi residents conduct themselves in accordance with the conventions of their ultra-Orthodox lifestyle. On Wednesday, a group of haredi men attacked a police car that was alerted to Jerusalem's Avodat Yisrael Street in the Mea She'arim neighborhood. The group called the policemen "Nazis" and kicked the car, causing light damage. No one was hurt in the incident and the suspects fled the scene.

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