'J'lem haredim still harass Christians'

Jlem haredim still har

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 31, 2009 08:08

Incidents of haredim harassing Christian religious leaders and nuns in the capital are still being reported, according to the Polish honorary consul in the capital, Zeev Baran. "Yeshiva students hurl insults at nuns and spit at them," Baran told Israel Radio in a report aired Thursday. He also said four monasteries were recently sprayed with graffiti and that dead cats and garbage were thrown onto the premises. Baran further claimed that there had been an attempt to torch a monastery. The Polish honorary consul met this week with Christian and haredi representatives in the Jerusalem Municipality to try and put a stop to the phenomena without involving the police, and it was agreed that the haredi representatives would act to curb the attacks. An adviser on haredi affairs to the Jerusalem mayor condemned the harassment, saying, "These acts are similar to anti-Semitic attacks abroad."


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