13 Arrested for Harassment of Kiryat Gat Rabbi

Police arrested 13 Haredi men during a protest in front of the home of Rabbi Moshe Havlin, the chief rabbi of Kiryat Gat, on Monday. The demonstrators were protesting against the recently negotiated agreement between Chabad yeshivas and the IDF, which rabbi Havlin signed.

from The Jerusalem Post:

According to police, more than 40 protesters violated public order by shouting, rampaging and damaging property in front of Rabbi Moshe Havlin’s home.

Some of the protesters were seeking “to intimidate a public official,” according to police. “In these cases the Israeli police will work stiffly to bring justice those who choose to do so,” the Lachish District police said in a statement.

The suspects, residents of Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh aged 13 to 36, were taken to the Kiryat Gat police station for questioning.

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  • 1. Moishe Pipek wrote:

    I hope the Rabbi has the strength to deal with these terrorists.They are afraid to go to the army and become giborim against an honest Rabbi

    • 3. E F wrote:

      The protesters are right?!
      To attack a Rabbi?! To harass and physically assault him because you have a different opinion….

  • 4. Grateful we left wrote:

    Anyone who lives in Israel should do their part to support and defend their country. Many young men who are religious have volunteered as Lone Soldiers.
    These holy men don’t belong on the front but can certainly do something to help the IDF.
    Come on, do these guys really learn all day?. Been to Mea Shearim lately? Coffee shops and hanging around is not Torah. I wish the U.S. would have a year of public service for our kids. Grow up before college.


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