The haredi man rushed the haredi soldier in the shul and began punching him in the chest as he also tried to grab P.M.’s military beret off his shoulder epaulet. The haredi soldier’s father tried to stop the man, who responded by punching soldier’s father in the chest and arm.
Haredi Man Who Attacked Haredi IDF Soldier Is Indicted
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
A haredi man has been indicted for physically attacking a haredi IDF soldier and the soldier’s father in a synagogue in Jerusalem, the Jerusalem Post reported.
34-year-old Aharon Tzvi Korlandski allegedly attacked the uniformed haredi soldier, referred to in the indictment by the initials “P.M.,” and the soldier’s father during a ma’ariv evening prayer service in shul in the Jerusalem haredi neighborhood of Ezra August 20.
Korlandski entered the shul and saw P.M. in his uniform and immediately began yelling “hardak, hardak [haredi cockroach, haredi cockroach], get out of here now, take off your yarmulke, what are you praying here for?” Korlandski continued shouting as he urged other haredim in the shul to join in and expel P.M. from the shul. Several other haredi began to shout at P.M. as a result, and one of them tried to take a cellphone photograph of P.M. despite P.M.’s repeated request not to do so.
Korlandski then rushed P.M. and began punching him in the chest as he also tried to grab P.M.’s military beret off his shoulder epaulet. P.M.’s father tried to stop Korlandski, who responded by punching P.M.’s father in the chest and arm.
One haredi man in the shul, Eliezer Goldis, tried to help P.M. and his father and at that point police were called and Korlandski fled.
He was arrested four days later and has has been in police custody ever since.
In police custody, Korlandski has reportedly been both verbally and physically aggressive to his jailers. Korlandski allegedly called various jailers police officials “a nothing, an imbecile,” “Satan,” “Nazis,” and “the police of Amalek [the biblical archenemy of the Jewish people].” “If only ISIS would come to the State [of Israel] and wipe them out!” Korlandski allegedly said about jail officials.
Korlandski has been charged with one count of attacking a public official, one count of insulting a public official, and one count of interfering with a police officer while carrying out his duties.