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July 04, 2013

Haredi Zealots Vandalize Jerusalem Bus Stops Over 'Immodest' Benches

Vandalized bus stop Jerusalem Geula 7-2013Haredi extremists reportedly wanted the new bus stops to have folding benches only because the folding benches would prevent males and females from congregating at the stops, presumably because they would be uncomfortable to sit on. But the bus stops got regular benches instead, and haredi zealots reportedly responded by vandalizing the bus stops, doing hundreds of thousands of shekels in damage.

Vandalized bus stop Jerusalem Geula 7-2013
A vandalized bus stop in Jerusalem (Yeshiva World)

Yeshiva World reports:

This week’s vandalism attack in the Geula area of Yerushalayim which left a number of new bus stops significantly damaged appears to be the work of frum [haredi] fanatic elements, at least according to a report in the daily Maariv.

It appears that there was an agreement by which the new bus stops would only offer folding benches, apparently viewed as being more modest and therefore acceptable. After the new bus stops were installed with standard benches, “extremists in the area” decided they were unacceptable and they felt destroying them was the appropriate response. The article quotes officials in the community minhal (administration) anonymously, pointing an accusing finger at the zealots.

It is explained that the folding benches would presumably prevent males and females from congregating at these bus stops, in the heart of a chareidi area of the capital. Binyamin Machlev, who is responsible for transportation services for the local administration, the damage amounts to hundreds of thousands of NIS. Council members are calling upon community residents to provide information to assist in bringing the responsible persons to justice.

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very holy here.
and they call themselves chassidim.
what a joke.
and you wonder why so many jews don't like them.
because they are not what they represent themselves to be.
*of course, i am fully aware there are good chassidim...
but the people who do this...are sick.

It's always Parshat Pinchas that brings out the best in people. If these guys were in the Midbar, I'm guessing they would've burned down everyone's tents so there'd be no place left to "congregate" with Midianite women.

This kind of behaviour is the byproduct of years in yeshiva learning how to hate others who dont have the same worldview as you do,their rebbis are to blame theese newest generation of hassidim are the enemy of civilazation.

I agree. Some yeshivas preach ahavas Yisroel but they teach in many ways sinas chinom.

@Iron Maiden
How right your are!

Standard benches have been around forever. Why do they suddenly complain about them? The new seats would also present a problem to them. Men's and women's seats would be next to each other.

Why do they ride the immodest, Zionist buses anyway?

There should be no shelters or benches at frumma bus stops. Let the idolaters stand in the rain. What a waste of money for the bus company.

For f*ck's sake, send these idolaters to Iran, Afganistan or Pakistan where they belong!

This is not Judaism and it has no place in the Jewish State.

As we keep saying, you simply can't make up this stuff!

why? why? are they teaching sinas chinom (i had to ask someone what that meant-wasn't even in my vocabulary)
why? are they afraid of something? there are so many non religious jews that would be and are nice to hasidim...but the way they're acting...esp. putting on concentration camp uniforms last year on children...is making a LOT of people hate them.
why can't they be like the small minority...peaceful, menshlich and loving...oh, how holy they would be then.
not perfect, they don't have to be perfect...but not violent. full stop

david,

you're right...this is not judaism.
these are a bunch of misguided people. omg

David, Iran and the non-tribal areas of Pakistan aren't nearly that crazy.

lock them up ! and move them to the desert , where there is no bench they can destroy . isolate them from the world , somewhere where they can practice their crazy life . if I were the gvt , I will take them ALL OUT OF JERUSALEM and dump them in an isolate place where nobody can see them and let them live their nut life .

These Haredi mother-f**kers have gone from annoyances to terrorists in very short order. The Israeli government is no longer disposed toward treating them with kid gloves. Arrest them. Send them off to prison and lock them up with hardened criminals.

("Bus Stop", The Hollies)
(I've used it before, but it fits perfectly here)

Bus stop, bench there, she’s there, I say
I can’t sit with you
Bus bench must go because it might
Lead to mixed dancing

So I had to vandalize it
Lest I get aroused
That bad bus bench, I did trash it
As my sect espoused

Every mornin’ I would see her in immodesty
I had to look elsewhere because I am rusty
All other Jews stared and thought we are quite insane
They should just go away and gargle chaine.

That’s the way I remain holy
Silly but it’s true
I must reject all forms of tempting
You think I am unglued

We must have more modest benches
In the bus shelter now
Although you think that we are crazy
To our beliefs you must kowtow

Every mornin’ I would see her in immodesty
I had to look elsewhere because I am rusty
All other Jews stared and thought we are quite insane
They should just go away and gargle chaine.

Bus stop, bench there, she’s there, I say
I can’t sit with you
Bus bench must go because it might
Lead to mixed dancing

So I had to vandalize it
Lest I get aroused
That bad bus bench, I did trash it
As my sect espoused

@Sarek
Excellent! FM has 2 good song writers.

Sarek, outstanding!

There's also 'Can I Sit Next to You, Girl' by AC/DC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWGp4pFrPIc

Thanks Bas Melech & YSC.

Good one, Sarek.

Would they burn immodest benchers?

Maybe there needs to be an economic approach to Haredi vandalism: Every time property is destroyed, the tab will come out of the budget for Haredi schools and stipends.

Immodest benches? What, were the legs showing?

Luke.

@ Alter Kocker,
arresting heredi won't help. they r always spared from going to jail . other measures more efficient need to be taken , like sending them away where no one can see them . haredi r an eyesore to the ppl who live in the same place , plus they r a danger and a threat to the community they share space with . i'm telling u , the only thing that works is to put them away in a location where no one can see them . they have to live ONLY WITH HAREDI , ppl of their own species .

Over on "Unorthodox Jew", he has a video from NBC's "Rock Center" speaking with someone about sexual abuse in the New York hareidi community. He sure tells lots of lies!

One further story. The last time I caught a vandal defacing a wall where I do business, I gave him two options: Clean it up immediately or have every last one of his fingers broken. He chose the former as I was holding a sledge hammer at the time. I suggest that one of these quasi-religious terrorists be held down and made an example. Just imagine the rantings of the rabbis when one of their own no longer has the use of his hands. Might make them act like humans. (I believe that they may have de-evolved)

Question: if you do this vandalism right after dinner, have you destroyed a bench after bentsch?

Alter kocker,

What, drawn and talk of peace?

Look at your last sentence and your suggestion. Then look up "irony" in a dictionary.

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