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May 26, 2013

IDF May Ask AG To Deal With Haredi Violence Against Haredi Soldiers With A "Heavy Hand"

Haredim throwing stonesAs the number of threats and attacks against haredi IDF soldiers rises, the IDF is weighing the possibility of asking Israel’s attorney general to deal with attacks against haredi soldiers with a “hard hand.”

Haredim throwing stones
File photo: haredim throwing stones at police, Mea Shearim 7-2011

IDF May Ask AG To Deal With Haredi Attacks On Haredi IDF Soldiers With A “Hard Hand”
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

As the number of threats and attacks against haredi IDF soldiers rises, the IDF is weighing the possibility of asking Israel’s attorney general to deal with attacks against haredi soldiers with a “hard hand,” Yeshiva World reported.

Haredi soldiers have been stoned by haredim in Mea Shearim and physically attacked in other haredi neighborhoods and cities when they return home to visit friends and family.

A leading Satmar rabbi ruled earlier this month that haredi soldiers wearing uniforms should be barred from entering synagogues, yeshiva study halls and haredi neighborhoods because the uniform is "tamei" (spiritually impure).

Last month, death threats were placed in haredi soldiers’ mailboxes.

So far, Israel Police, the IDF and the attorney general have done little to stop the attacks, apparently because they hoped haredi leaders would curtail the violence on their own.

However, the violence escalated.

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David,
and just how would you handle it? Do you consider it ok for citizens to harass their soldiers? Should the soldiers just stand there and allow themselves to be stoned?

What is your plan?

Rubber bullets, water cannons and batons. A few Haredim with scrambled brains, and they'll turn tail and run. Start arresting the Gedolim. A night in jail with Bubba (Hamid) lifting their robes, and that group will be driving the bus to dump off their yeshiva boys.

"apparently because they hoped haredi leaders would curtail the violence on their own"

I thought I just heard a group of rebbaim laughing hysterically.

You handle this by declaring that throwing rocks is legally an assault with a deadly weapon. When assaulted with a deadly weapon one may respond with a deadly weapon.

Although rocks do not always kill just as a gun does not always kill they can kill just as a gun sometimes kills...

Yes I am aware that guns are used more frequently to kill and do a better job at injuring and killing.

This should apply equally to charedeim and Arabs.

You handle this on the scene with riot batons, rubber bullets and tear gas.

Then you arrest the terrorists. You send them to jail. You send their leaders to jail. And you stop giving them money.

Jake, as Ed Koch said, the Palestinians weren't throwing rocks to injure. They're throwing rocks to kill.
I see no difference in this, other than Haredim probably throwing like little girls.

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