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Israel - IDF Reservist Attacked By Haredi Extremists While Visiting His Children In Beit Shemesh

Published on: July 29, 2014 09:01 AM
By: Jerusalem Post
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File Photo: Ultra-Orthodox Jews look at a poster with a cartoon depicting Israeli soldiers pursuing Ultra Orthodox Jewish children.  EPA/ABIR SULTANBeit Shemesh - An IDF officer who was on military operations inside the Gaza Strip was attacked while on temporary leave by haredi extremists in Beit Shemesh on Monday. Haredi politicians were quick to condemn the incident.

The officer, who is from Netivot, was visiting his children who were staying with their grandparents in Beit Shemesh and went to pray in a synagogue which he was unaware is used by members of an extremist haredi group in the city, the Kikar Hashabbat website reported.

He arrived by car at a synagogue in Ramat Beit Shemesh Bet, home to radical haredi groups, while in uniform. While he was praying, several extremists smashed the windows of his car and he was verbally abused as he left the place of worship.

Shas chairman MK Arye Deri denounced the attack calling in “an act of terrorism” and calling for the perpetrators to be dealt with like terrorists. “The hand that is raised against a soldier must be cut off.”

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MK Yaakov Litzman of United Torah Judaism (UTJ) called the incident “extremely serious” and called on the police to bring the perpetrators to justice.

“This is a communal crime and a terrible injustice that will besmirch an entire community. The police must treat such wild people with severity,” he said on Kol Barama radio.

UTJ MK Moshe Gafni said it was an incident of the most extreme severity and was also a desecration of God’s name which endangered the haredi community.

Yesh Atid and Beit Shemesh resident MK and Rabbi Dov Lipman welcomed the condemnations of the attack by haredi politicians but said that the fierce attacks from the haredi world on the recently passed law for haredi conscription had contributed towards the atmosphere of hate towards the IDF.

“While I applaud the condemnation of the attack from haredi leaders and I know that only small numbers of extremists would ever attack soldiers, I don’t think the haredi political and rabbinic leaders can claim complete innocence,” Lipman said. “Their non-stop incitement against the government and the suggestion that haredim should serve in the army plays a role here. Had the haredi community called 500,000 people to a prayer rally on behalf of the soldiers instead of against the draft law which implies against army service, I believe the picture would be very different even among the extremists.”


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 Jul 29, 2014 at 09:05 AM Anonymous Says:

The COWARDS who attacked this fine man and his children, should be brought to Gaza and used as human shields to protect our soldiers. These are waste of human life.

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 09:10 AM craetive Says:

send the attackers to Gaza. They would feel much better there. Oh wait. they would be killed on the spot in Gaza. Where is the place for these lowlifes in the this world?

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 09:19 AM stamm Says:

I wonder if this chareidi would ever be moser nefesh which makes this chayal on a much higher level. Shame shame. No words how twisted their minds

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 09:22 AM Deveee Says:

Time to remove them from Klal Yisrael. Ship them off to Gaza.

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 09:28 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

Now we see two battles. One is for Israel's existence, one is for Israel's soul.

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 09:35 AM brookyn mom Says:

How utterly disgusting--I know it's a minority ( I hope so anyway) but they really ruin it for the rest of us. What a בושה--their "rebbe" should throw them out of their shul and make an example of them. Instead of thanking him for his protection, this is what they dish out for him and his family?

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 09:37 AM Isaac1 Says:

What i find mostly surprising about this story is that these pieces of filth were in a beis medrash. What do they do there? Daven? To whom? Learn? What? We need to get the sifrei torah and seforim out of this place. It is a bizayon to let seforim be in a place where such reshaim congregate. Although, it could be that le'halacha, such seforim have the din of "sefer torah she'cosvoiy minn", if which case we have to burn them.

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 09:46 AM lazerx Says:

cowards who hide behind the Torah should be taken out and given public whippings and banned from coming to shul for life.

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 09:57 AM Phineas Says:

there better be arrests

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 10:04 AM savtat Says:

These extremists don't live in reality. Perhaps they would be welcome in Teheran?

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 10:08 AM Anonymous Says:

While this is a chilul Hashem, because their behavior was very wrong, Lipman is still incorrect. Had the Zionists not pushed to shmad our chareidi brethren, the rabbanim wouldn't have had to come out so strongly against it.

If the Zionists would have left alone the Chareidim, this likely would not have happened. The Zionists like to blame Rabbanim for upholding the Torah and its values. If the Zionists would leave the Torah alone for a change then it would be better for everyone there.

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 10:11 AM IDF_Strong Says:

there should be an automatic jail sentence for raising a hand against a chayal. first offense, 30 days. Oh, and he must share a cell with palestinians. Charedi animals

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 10:11 AM qazxc Says:

Nice that the charaidi politicians condemned this assault. Now let's hear some charaidi rabbonim and roshai yeshiva say something.

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 10:32 AM BuckyinWisconsin Says:

Mentally ill, obviously.

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 10:45 AM HeshyEmes Says:

He should have defended himself; he had a gun, didn't he?

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 10:58 AM SGMoish Says:

There's way too many "extremists" in our midst. What Shul is this? Who are these people ??

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 10:58 AM Anonymous Says:

Shame on all those who hurt the soldiers. They are yidden and are being moser nefesh so you can be home with your kids. He can't even tuck his kids in at night.

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 11:08 AM Sholi-Katz Says:

These animals are no better then the terrorist in gaza. Israel should pass a law if you attack a soldier beceause of politics, a minimum of 5 years in jail, and inforce it.

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 11:32 AM Maven Says:

A Yid should never raise his hand on another yid its that simple.

Are people this insane that some would call almost for the killing of these crazies who attacked this soldier?
Is Shas chairman MK Arye Deri so meshuga to suggest "The hand that is raised against a soldier must be cut off.”

Hey Dov Lipman,nice try we know your true intentions which is to reform yiddishkiet as it is.Go back to your dear friend hater of Jews who observe Yiddishkiet Yair Lapid

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 11:38 AM clear-thinker Says:

Reply to #11  
Anonymous Says:

While this is a chilul Hashem, because their behavior was very wrong, Lipman is still incorrect. Had the Zionists not pushed to shmad our chareidi brethren, the rabbanim wouldn't have had to come out so strongly against it.

If the Zionists would have left alone the Chareidim, this likely would not have happened. The Zionists like to blame Rabbanim for upholding the Torah and its values. If the Zionists would leave the Torah alone for a change then it would be better for everyone there.

While the behavior was wrong, it was the Zionists fault. Had they just leave the Torah alone there would have been no Spanish Inquisition. The holocaust, at least in Satmar, would certainly not have happened etc. etc. You should recognize this for what it is. Terrorism by those people who attacked a soldier. Shame on them, and just in passing shame on you

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 11:43 AM Benjey Says:

Sick bastards

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 12:51 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #19  
Maven Says:

A Yid should never raise his hand on another yid its that simple.

Are people this insane that some would call almost for the killing of these crazies who attacked this soldier?
Is Shas chairman MK Arye Deri so meshuga to suggest "The hand that is raised against a soldier must be cut off.”

Hey Dov Lipman,nice try we know your true intentions which is to reform yiddishkiet as it is.Go back to your dear friend hater of Jews who observe Yiddishkiet Yair Lapid

Your rationalization for defending these monsters is horrible. You are on the minority here, these 'crazies' need to be locked away from normal Israeli society.

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 01:11 PM AlbertEinstein Says:

Not sure who is worse: the oisvorfs who attacked the soldier, or Lipman for his rechilus.

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 01:29 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #19  
Maven Says:

A Yid should never raise his hand on another yid its that simple.

Are people this insane that some would call almost for the killing of these crazies who attacked this soldier?
Is Shas chairman MK Arye Deri so meshuga to suggest "The hand that is raised against a soldier must be cut off.”

Hey Dov Lipman,nice try we know your true intentions which is to reform yiddishkiet as it is.Go back to your dear friend hater of Jews who observe Yiddishkiet Yair Lapid

Yes Mr. Maven...it is totally appropriate and in accordance with daas torah to summarily execute anyone attacking a chayal from the IDF in a time of war, whether the attacker is a yiddeshe terrorist or Palestinian terrorist. It doesn't matter if the attacker is wearing a streimel and bekeshe...if attacked, respond in overwhelming force to deter any further attacks. As soon as the IDF has completed its actions in Gaza, it should immediately turn its attention on these Chareidi animals who are as big a threat to the medinah.

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 01:39 PM anonymous Says:

Reply to #11  
Anonymous Says:

While this is a chilul Hashem, because their behavior was very wrong, Lipman is still incorrect. Had the Zionists not pushed to shmad our chareidi brethren, the rabbanim wouldn't have had to come out so strongly against it.

If the Zionists would have left alone the Chareidim, this likely would not have happened. The Zionists like to blame Rabbanim for upholding the Torah and its values. If the Zionists would leave the Torah alone for a change then it would be better for everyone there.

You are an ignoramus , the Zionist did not and never have pushed Jews to "shmad", yes some Zionist are not keeping torah but they have not converted. Who is pushing Jews to shmad actively in Tel-Aviv is an American whose cousin was majority leader in Congress

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 02:39 PM BigMasmid Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

The COWARDS who attacked this fine man and his children, should be brought to Gaza and used as human shields to protect our soldiers. These are waste of human life.

who says he is a fine man?

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 03:19 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #19  
Maven Says:

A Yid should never raise his hand on another yid its that simple.

Are people this insane that some would call almost for the killing of these crazies who attacked this soldier?
Is Shas chairman MK Arye Deri so meshuga to suggest "The hand that is raised against a soldier must be cut off.”

Hey Dov Lipman,nice try we know your true intentions which is to reform yiddishkiet as it is.Go back to your dear friend hater of Jews who observe Yiddishkiet Yair Lapid

You call yourself "Maven", YOU MAVEN NOTHING"! You have a big chutzpa to down play what was done to this soldier They need to pass a law in Israel anyone who attacks a soldier must serve 10 years in the front line for the Israeli army.

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 12:28 PM ayoyo Says:

If they are strong enough to strike an israeli soldier, they belong in the army.

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 01:29 PM Anonymous Says:

#19. what are you a maven on. stupidity or just nothingness. you show both in every post

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 01:55 PM normaljew613 Says:

I don't understand how this could happen. I know satmar is against Israel but would true satmar do this ? Or just crazy people?

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 01:58 PM pugsrule Says:

Reply to #11  
Anonymous Says:

While this is a chilul Hashem, because their behavior was very wrong, Lipman is still incorrect. Had the Zionists not pushed to shmad our chareidi brethren, the rabbanim wouldn't have had to come out so strongly against it.

If the Zionists would have left alone the Chareidim, this likely would not have happened. The Zionists like to blame Rabbanim for upholding the Torah and its values. If the Zionists would leave the Torah alone for a change then it would be better for everyone there.

Then the Zionists show allow these chareidim to protect themselves. take away the IDF protection and iron domes from their streets. you'll see how fast these so-called Torah Jews will come begging for the soldiers, the Zionists and their protection.

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 04:10 PM lbk-new Says:

Reply to #7  
Isaac1 Says:

What i find mostly surprising about this story is that these pieces of filth were in a beis medrash. What do they do there? Daven? To whom? Learn? What? We need to get the sifrei torah and seforim out of this place. It is a bizayon to let seforim be in a place where such reshaim congregate. Although, it could be that le'halacha, such seforim have the din of "sefer torah she'cosvoiy minn", if which case we have to burn them.

Where does it say they were in a beis medrash? They smashed his windows while HE was inside davening. They would never enter a beis medrash for fear of being struck by lightening (or maybe tripped by one of the kids inside). The cowards smashed his windows while everyone else was inside davening, and waited for him to come out before abusing him verbally....

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 04:32 PM Anonymous Says:

Worry about this one. I doubt that Hashem feels israeli charedi terror beggars who attack the IDF are a blessing. This activity could make the charedi limited in all aspects of Israeli beginnings. And it would be just. Terrible culture.

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 05:15 PM Rangers Goalie Says:

Reply to #24  
Anonymous Says:

Yes Mr. Maven...it is totally appropriate and in accordance with daas torah to summarily execute anyone attacking a chayal from the IDF in a time of war, whether the attacker is a yiddeshe terrorist or Palestinian terrorist. It doesn't matter if the attacker is wearing a streimel and bekeshe...if attacked, respond in overwhelming force to deter any further attacks. As soon as the IDF has completed its actions in Gaza, it should immediately turn its attention on these Chareidi animals who are as big a threat to the medinah.

Where was he attacked???? It doesn't say that anywhere!! It says he was "While he was praying, several extremists smashed the windows of his car and he was verbally abused as he left the place of worship.". Yes they should be arrested and given jail time but you say to "execute" them?? You are worse than the terrorists! And are you a posek as well as you say "it is totally appropriate and in accordance with daas torah"? Are you insane or just a normal frum Jew hater?

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 12:57 PM Contrast of Opinions Says:

I find it odd that with one exception (#11), everyone on this board, has blasted the extremists for harassing the soldier, and cursing him. There was no mention that any of those involved actually physically assaulted the soldier. Yet, only a few days ago, there was an incident in Yerushalayim,whereby some other Israeli extremists attacked and severely beat tw Arabs, who were not breaking the law, and were minding their own business. There were those on the VIN site, who actually agreed with the despicable action, of beating those Arabs, and sending them to he hospital. There has to be some uniformity, people. You cannot blast those who attack the IDF, and then condone those who attack law abiding Arabs, who are also citizens of EY. Incidentally, #11 is trying to excuse the conduct of the perpetrators in this case, by blaming "the Zionists", who tried to have the Chareidi conscripted into the IDF. #11 should stop blaming the victim in this case.

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 06:21 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #34  
Rangers Goalie Says:

Where was he attacked???? It doesn't say that anywhere!! It says he was "While he was praying, several extremists smashed the windows of his car and he was verbally abused as he left the place of worship.". Yes they should be arrested and given jail time but you say to "execute" them?? You are worse than the terrorists! And are you a posek as well as you say "it is totally appropriate and in accordance with daas torah"? Are you insane or just a normal frum Jew hater?

I wonder since you call yourself' Rangers Goalie 'if you are mourning the Rangers not winning the cup, or the THREE WEEKS?. It says very clearly"... and he was verbally abused ..." .As far as our HOLY TORAH says any one that embarrasses someone in PUBLIC DOES NOT HAVE HOLAM ABAHA .......so you see' Rangers Goalie 'verbal abused is no less offensive than using hands.As I stated in comment #27 that should be the punishment .

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 07:29 PM MavenSidesWithTheAttackers Says:

Reply to #19  
Maven Says:

A Yid should never raise his hand on another yid its that simple.

Are people this insane that some would call almost for the killing of these crazies who attacked this soldier?
Is Shas chairman MK Arye Deri so meshuga to suggest "The hand that is raised against a soldier must be cut off.”

Hey Dov Lipman,nice try we know your true intentions which is to reform yiddishkiet as it is.Go back to your dear friend hater of Jews who observe Yiddishkiet Yair Lapid

Maven says: 'your dear friend hater of Jews" . You are the Jew hater . But you rationalize your hate by thinking it's okay when it's directed at those who live on and support Israel. Disgusting.

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 07:31 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #26  
BigMasmid Says:

who says he is a fine man?

Anyone who puts his,life on the line on the line for his people and his country certainly IS a Fine man. A pity that you don't have enough understanding to see that.

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 07:32 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #29  
Anonymous Says:

#19. what are you a maven on. stupidity or just nothingness. you show both in every post

He is a Maven of Jew hatred, Sinas Chinam.

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 Jul 29, 2014 at 09:37 PM Good Maven! Says:

Reply to #24  
Anonymous Says:

Yes Mr. Maven...it is totally appropriate and in accordance with daas torah to summarily execute anyone attacking a chayal from the IDF in a time of war, whether the attacker is a yiddeshe terrorist or Palestinian terrorist. It doesn't matter if the attacker is wearing a streimel and bekeshe...if attacked, respond in overwhelming force to deter any further attacks. As soon as the IDF has completed its actions in Gaza, it should immediately turn its attention on these Chareidi animals who are as big a threat to the medinah.

Your comment is irrational and very emotional......... Please try to sever the shackles of all these womanly emotion at time of such war. Maven keep up your awesome work!

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 Jul 30, 2014 at 05:39 PM Rangers Goalie Says:

Reply to #36  
Anonymous Says:

I wonder since you call yourself' Rangers Goalie 'if you are mourning the Rangers not winning the cup, or the THREE WEEKS?. It says very clearly"... and he was verbally abused ..." .As far as our HOLY TORAH says any one that embarrasses someone in PUBLIC DOES NOT HAVE HOLAM ABAHA .......so you see' Rangers Goalie 'verbal abused is no less offensive than using hands.As I stated in comment #27 that should be the punishment .

"As far as our HOLY TORAH says any one that embarrasses someone in PUBLIC DOES NOT HAVE HOLAM ABAHA "
A)You just embarrassed me,
B)24 said execute him. He didn't say he has no Olam Habboh!
" It says very clearly"... and he was verbally abused ..."
That's exactly what I said! He was not attacked physically. and even if he was to say "execute"?
BTW I tried my best in goal. You know you can't stop every shot and yes I am mourning the 3 weeks and the 9 days.

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