Thousands of haredim demonstrated against inter-haredi violence last night in Mea Shearim. The demonstration came one day after 20 Ger hasidim ambushed and beat a leader of the Neturei Karta linked haredi street gang, the Sicarii, with clubs and spikes in retaliation for Sicarii attacks on Ger hasidm. Avrahm Hirschman is in critical condition in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital with multiple internal injuries and a serious head injury, along with broken bones and cuts.
The right side of the leaflet says, "Jerusalem Police Accomplice To Murder!"
It most likely says that because the Sicarii are sworn opponents of the state and of the police and army, and they have repeatedly attacked police with rocks, bottle, fists, clubs and, earlier this week, cement block hurled from rooftops.
That behavior keeps police out of Mea Shearim and results in a form of lawlessness that for the most part has allowed the Sicarii to control Mea Shearim's streets and extort its businesses.
Two nights ago, Ger hasidim fought back – albeit in a horrendous, sick way.
Being the self-justifying people they are, the Sicarii are now blaming the police they hate and regularly assault and whose authority they do not recognize for not acting against their inter-haredi enemies.
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[Hat Tip: Joel Katz.]