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Warhaftig Says Religious Youths Who Employ Violence Must Pay Penalty

Dr. Zerach War haftig, the Minister for Religious Affairs, said today that religious youths who employ violence to achieve their ends must be ready to pay the penalty for their lawlessness. The leader of the Orthodox National Religious Party made his remarks at Bnei Braq, a religious township near Tel Aviv, where street disturbances have occurred recently, sparked by the arrest and sentencing of two yeshiva students who fire-bombed the Eros shop in Tel Aviv last July. Dr. Warhaftig said that extremists of any stripe served only to “fan the flames of civil hatred.” He called for mutual understanding between rival camps in Israeli society.