Haredi Man Arrested For Allegedly Spitting On 15-Year-Old Pants-Wearing Girl
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
She wasn’t dressed ‘modestly’ enough.
A haredi man allegedly spit on a 15-year-old girl in Jerusalem because she was wearing pants, Ynet reported.
The girl was walking with her family when she was allegedly accosted by Yosef Chaim Jabali adjacent to a health clinic on Strauss Street and spit on. The health clinic’s guard reportedly witnessed the incident as did several passersby.
The girl's family called the police. Jabali tried to flee but was arrested on suspicion of assault.
The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court ordered Jabali, who is approximately 40-years-old, to be remanded into custody until 6:00 pm today. After that, Jabali was to be released under restrictive conditions.
Similar incidents have occurred before and have sometimes escalated into stoning women and infants. Christian clergy also report being regularly accosted and spit on in Jerusalem's Old City by haredim and Zionist Orthodox Jews, often yeshiva students.