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Thursday, July 14, 2022 

Riot by ultra-Orthodox extremists over railway

Over a week ago, Haredi moonbats in the Bar-Ilan Street neighborhood rioted against construction for an extra railway for the city train systems:
Ultra-Orthodox extremists have reportedly caused millions of shekels in damages to Jerusalem’s light rail during recent protests against a new planned route for the train.

Haredi extremists have been staging protests for months against efforts to expand the light rail in the capital, but they have intensified in recent weeks and have turned violent in many cases. An extremist minority in the ultra-Orthodox community oppose the light rail running through their neighborhoods, believing it will bring with it unwanted intrusions from the outside world.

The Jerusalem Municipality announced recently that it would shut down the Bar Ilan Junction, which sits in a largely Haredi neighborhood, for construction work meant to establish an underground train station at the site. Videos of riots from Wednesday evening showed Haredi extremists disrupting the work by sitting down in holes dug up as part of the construction work and refusing to move, with some seen praying.
What makes this particularly horrific is the forms of violence that occurred:
Other videos from recent days show rioters throwing rocks toward construction workers, climbing and burning down tractors and other heavy machinery and damaging infrastructure.

[...] In one recent incident, participants attacked an Arab worker with an ax and a second employee had his leg broken and was shot by an air rifle, Channel 12 news reported.
It goes without saying that's obscene, gives ammunition to anti-Israelists and anti-semites for spewing delegitimization against the country, and above all, gives Haredis as a whole a bad name. Some of these recent acts of violence were undoubtably committed for the purpose of providing ammunition to attack right-wingers, even though most Haredi clan members follow socialist mentalities and rely on welfare; notice how much time they have to commit these serious crimes.
At the same time, Haredi media outlets have reported violent incidents directed by Arab workers toward Haredi protesters. According to a report on Thursday by the Haredi news outlet Kikar HaShabbat, a Haredi man was threatened and physically assaulted by two Arab security guards at the Bar Ilan Junction.
Well the thing is, the Arabic workers and guards may have been in the right here, and if the ultra-Orthodox "press" refused to acknowledge the serious issue of community members disrupting construction and inciting against city officials, then they've only worsened the situation and done nothing to justify their own complaints.
In an attempt to confront the phenomenon, the Moriah Jerusalem Development Corporation, which is leading the light rail’s construction project in Jerusalem, has begun filing civil lawsuits against individuals involved in the riots.

According to the Kan public broadcaster, six civil lawsuits have been filed so far against those seen as leading the riots. Each lawsuit is demanding NIS 300,000 ($86,000) as compensation for the damages caused.

“One cannot understand the malicious intentions that are guiding this ‘group of rioters’ until realizing that the defendant and his friends are motivated by criminal intentions and extortion meant to create personal and hidden benefits for the leaders of the group,” Moriah’s legal adviser wrote in one court filing.

According to Kan, some of the rioters don’t even live in Jerusalem but travel to the capital just to partake in the protests.
This is reminicent of how the Occupy Wall Street hoodlums operated over a decade ago, since their movement too had attendants who traveled to several cities from other ones just to partake in riots. In other words, a socalist-influenced community today acts similar to some socialist-influenced movements of yesterday. The construction company is right to file these lawsuits, although it's the ringleaders who must truly be held responsible for the indoctrination they've caused, damaging only so many minds over many decades. Indeed, the "spiritual gurus" are the ones who should be arrested and prosecuted.

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