Footage from the Haredi protest against the arrest of military draft avoiders shows a group of men surrounding a female IDF soldier who was attempting to clear the way for a vehicle. The Haredi men shouted insults and pushed and kicked the woman, who fought back.
Watch: Clashes between Haredi protesters and a female IDF soldier
Dozens of Haredi protesters who were demonstrating last night against the arrest of military draft avoiders were documented surrounding a female soldier who was passing through the area. The protesters shouted at the soldier, calling her “shiksa,” a derogatory term for a non-Jewish woman, and an “animal” while she was attempting to clear the way for a vehicle.
Eight people were arrested for disorderly conduct during the protest. As reported by JOL earlier today, a police officer was filmed threatening the protesters while pointing a gun at the crowd during the same demonstration.
Female soldier clashing with Haredi protesters Photo Credit: A.Cohen/Channel 2 News
In addition to the protest in Jerusalem, dozens of Haredi protesters demonstrated in Beit Shemesh and Ramat Gan, blocking traffic. Four demonstrators were arrested for disorderly conduct in Ramat Gan.