Eda Haredit protests Valis detention

City worker wounded, NIS 140,000 in damages as rioters throw stones.

April 14, 2006 12:43
1 minute read.
haredi riots 298.88

haredi riots 298.88. (photo credit: Channel 2)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


For the second day in a row, scores of haredim rioted in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood on Friday, in protest over the arrest of a 19-year-old haredi man suspected of beating his infant son to death, police said. The haredi demonstrators pelted police and motorists with stones, set garbage bins on fire and blocked traffic in a major neighborhood thoroughfare, Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said. Five protesters were arrested in similar city disturbances on Thursday night. The suspected baby killer, Yisrael Valis, is facing manslaughter charges for beating his three-month old baby to death. Valis, who allegedly hurled the baby against the wall after he started to cry, is suspected of repeatedly biting, beating, pinching and punching the infant since he was born because he "did not accept him" due to a defect the child was born with in his neck muscles, police said. In an effort to ease tensions, Rabbinical sages and Valis' family issued a statement Friday calling on the protesters to refrain from violence and from burning trash on the street. Extremist elements in the haredi community had previously threatened to riot and to "make Jerusalem burn" if the suspected baby killer is not released from custody, even though police said that he has admitted beating his child. Jerusalem Municipality spokesman Gidi Schmerling said Saturday that the haredi riots over the last week have caused NIS 140,000 in damage, including the destruction of 30 city garbage bins.

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town


Cookie Settings