Family of attacked haredi soldier cites his 'great trauma'

July 10, 2013 13:13


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David Levi, the uncle of the haredi soldier who was attacked by dozens of haredi men on Tuesday night in the ultra- Orthodox Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea She’arim on Wedneday spoke out against his attackers and of the "great trauma" suffered by the soldier.

In an interview with Army Radio, Levi slammed the attackers, saying that the hardest thing for the soldier is that that the very people who should identify with his faith would try to harm him.

Yael Dan also interviewed IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai who spoke out against the attack and called on the rabbis an the leaders of the ultra-Orthodox to come out against this phenomenon.

Meanwhile, Shas leader Aryeh Deri condemned the attack "and all other campaigns against the ultra-Orthodox who choose t serve in the IDF" in an interview with Army Radio.

The Shas chairman said he was calling on the heads of all political parties to “return to dialogue, understanding and reconciliation,” in order to avoid similar incidents.

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