Last night in Jerusalem, hundreds of haredim rioting and protesting the arrest of Rabbi Yoram Abergel stoned Arab-owned cars as they drove past the protest, causing at least one driver to have to stop his car and flee the haredi mob on foot. Haredim then allegedly cheered, clapped, danced and then vandalized the Arab's car.
Haredim Stone Cars, Attack Arabs In Protest In Support Of Mob-Connected Rabbi
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Last night in Jerusalem, hundreds of haredim rioting and protesting the arrest of Rabbi Yoram Abergel stoned Arab-owned cars as they drove past the protest, causing one driver to have to stop his car and flee the haredi mob on foot, Ynet reported. The mob also attacked Arabs who were walking in the area.
When the Arab driver fled on foot many of the haredim reportedly started clapping, cheering and celebrating and then proceeded to vandalize his car.
“They simply destroyed the car. Police forces rushed to the intersection and dispersed the rioters,” a witness told Ynet.
A Jewish-owned car was also damaged, as well – although some witnesses say only Arabs were targeted.
“During the protesters' riots… protesters hurled stones in the direction of cars passing by. An Arab driver who arrived at the scene was alarmed and fled on foot. Police forces towed his car and an investigation was launched into the incident,” a police spokesperson reportedly said.
Abergel was arrested for allegedly conspiring with a known crime boss – himself an Orthodox Jew – to extort a rabbinic adversary.
Abergel allegedly also discussed murdering that rabbinic adversary or his aide with the mobster.
[Hat Tip: Shish.]