Woman, Baby Stoned By Haredim In Beit Shemesh
It turns out that I missed an important story that took place 18 days ago in Beit Shemesh, the Israeli city located approximately equidistant from both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and which serves as a bedroom community for both.
On Wednesday, June 20, haredim reportedly stoned a non-haredi woman they considered to be immodestly dressed. She was taking her 7-month-old baby out of her car at the time of the attack.
The woman had driven to the area, located adjacent to a haredi neighborhood, to buy baby products at a store where she’s reportedly a regular customer.
Haredim screamed at her, told her that she was "immodestly" dressed, and then started throwing rocks at her.
“I had taken the baby carriage out of the car when two or three Haredi men suddenly started throwing big rocks at me, with my daughter in the car," she told Haaretz.
Two haredi women came out of a nearby store and rescued the woman and her baby, by urging her to run with her baby into a store for shelter.
No injuries were reported, but the woman’s car suffered visible damage.
Police were called. No arrests were made.