From Bakehilla, via VIN News:
“I condemn the people who burn and destroy, and on several occasions I’ve paid a price for this myself,” continued Zilbershlag, “but you cannot expect the charedi public to denounce someone defending the sanctity of Shabbat.”…[empashis added]
Barkat made his "strident declaration" after haredi threatened to riot if the parking lot was opened on Shabbat.
The decision to open the lot had already been approved by haredi city council members.
A day or two later, when the lot opened on Shabbat, haredim launched a serious of riots that continued throughout the summer, causing millions of shekels of damages.
But what is most troubling isn't Zilberschlag's distortions – it's his logic. If "you cannot expect the charedi public to denounce someone defending the sanctity of Shabbat” by throwing stones at secular Jews and police, burning trash dumpsters and destroying city property, attacking cab drivers and city welfare offices, then you cannot expect haredim to protest any wrong committed in the name of haredism.
In Zilberschlag's world, the ends justify the means. And those means are all too often violent and illegal.