Haredi demonstrations in Jerusalem August 2nd, 2018.
(photo credit: DAVID PERLMUTTER)
A 29-year-old Jerusalem resident was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of involvement in the attack on a soldier in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem on Wednesday evening.
He was taken in for questioning and was later taken to a hearing at the capital's Magistrate's Court to decide whether or not he will be remanded into custody.
He was released to house arrest following his court appearance.
On Wednesday, extremist haredim attacked an IDF soldier passing through the ultra-Orthodox area on Wednesday, according to Ynet.
The Haredim surrounded the soldier and started shouting at him.
While harassing the soldier, some of the haredim threw stones, almost hitting an infant who was near him.
"Do you want to murder someone? Get out of here and go home!" the parents of the infant yelled at the haredim. "Who throws a stone at a 6 month-old baby?? What? Are you insane?"
The IDF responded to the attack on Wednesday night.
"The IDF does not take lightly any attempt to hurt its soldiers and condemns the incident," it said. "The soldier's commanders spoke with him, inquired after his wellbeing and offered assistance as necessary. "
Video of the incident shows police arriving at the scene, causing the haredim to scatter.
Haredim have been protesting against a controversial draft bill concerning the drafting of haredim. Protests by haredi parties against the draft led to early elections
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