Avraham Hirschman was walking home to Batei Warsaw in Mea Shearim. But he didn't make it. Ten masked haredim jumped out of a truck and beat Hirschman with clubs and metal spikes, leaving him lying in the street in a pool of blood a few blocks from his home with a multiple stab wounds and a head injury. The attack is said to be related to the fight between the haredi street gang the Sicarii and Ger hasidim over control of the Batei Warsaw houses.
Originally publshed on 10-25-11 at 9:20 pm CDT
[Hat Tip: Burich.]
Update 2:48 am CDT 10-26-11 – The victim, Avraham Hirschman, is apparently a leader of the Sicarii and is responsible for violent attacks against Ger hasidim – including an attack on the son of the Gerrer rebbe. He is also responsible for the attacks on the Ohr HaChaim bookstore and is probably the man behind the death threats against Israel's Deputy Health Minister, Gerrer hasid Rabbi Yaakov Litzman.
Hirschman was attacked by a gang of 20 Gerrer hasidim who were riding in a commercial truck. They spotted Hirschman walking and attacked him.
Hirschman is reportedly in serious condition at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital with internal bleeding, fractures, and head injuries.