IDF soldier attacked by ultra-orthodox extremists - video

In Bnei Brak, ultra-Orthodox extremists attacked an IDF soldier. The incident was condemned by the society and authorities

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Israeli Army Soldiers ©, Timon Studler

On November 20, in the Israeli city of Bnei Brak, a group of ultra-Orthodox extremists attacked an IDF soldier. The soldier, a resident of Bnei Brak and serving in the unit for identifying deceased soldiers, was in uniform when he was attacked.

Young Hasidim started insulting him, throwing objects at him, and pushing garbage bins towards him. They surrounded his vehicle, causing a riot and attempting to block the vehicle. Some passersby defended the soldier, trying to drive away the aggressors.

The Israeli police reported that there were two similar incidents in Bnei Brak that day, in which locals attacked two reservists, but no one was injured. The police arrived at the scene and began an investigation.

The Bnei Brak municipality condemned the actions of the hooligans, stating that the city values and supports soldiers who sacrifice their lives for the people and the country, and such behavior will not be tolerated in their city.

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