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Haredi IDF Recruiter’s Life Threatened, Family Harassed, By Other Haredim
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
The recent arrests of three haredi men accused of harassing haredi IDF soldiers and recruiters has allegedly caused the harassment against at least one haredi IDF officer to dramatically increase.
The family of Captain Yehuda Glickman, the commander of the haredi recruits who serve in technology and logistics capacities in the IDF, faced harassment for months that only increased after Glickman filed a criminal complaint with police over six months ago about the harassment and incitement against all haredi soldiers and recruiters. The Glickmans received late night harassing phone calls, had their home phone number posted as the number for haredim to call to call to register for donated Passover food, and faced other similar harassment on a near-daily basis.
But after the recent announcement of the arrests of the three haredi men who allegedly printed and posted pashkvils (wall posters) and other material that incited the harassment of Glickman and other haredi IDF soldiers and recruiters, the harassment against Glickman escalated into threats of murder, Behadrei Haredim reported.
While Glickman’s wife Adi was being interviewed about the arrests – which were apparently only made last week because of her husband's criminal complaint – she received a call from someone who openly threatened the life of her husband. The call came in while she was being interviewed about the arrests. It was later traced to a pay phone in the haredi city of Bnei Brak.
Behadrei Haredim reportedly has a recording of the threatening phone call, which it says it will published when the criminal investigation into the threat is completed.
After filing a police complaint Adi Glickman went home and received yet another threatening call.
“Every dog has its day…you will pay for it [filing the criminal complaint] in the heavenly court – and perhaps even before that," the caller said.
Adi Glickman told Behadrei Haredi the threats concern her.
"Before the [Jerusalem Gay Pride] march [last year, police] did not think [haredi terrorist Yishai] Shlissel would stab and kill marchers, but he did], Adi Glickman said.
Shlissel had been convicted ten years earlier of a similar stabbing attack on Gay Pride marchers and was only released from prison three weeks before what would turn out to his second terror attack on the march. But even though Shlissel never repented for his first attack and was openly encouraging opposition to the 2015 Jerusalem Gay Pride March, police failed to watch him or stop his attack.
Haredi rabbinic and political leaders vehemently oppose drafting haredi yeshiva students into the IDF or even having them serve in the civilian national service. All non-haredi Israeli Jews, even Zionist Orthodox yeshiva students and secular college students, must serve in the IDF beginning when they turn 18.