Haredi Orthodox children attacked in Jerusalem


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two haredi Orthodox children say they were attacked in Jerusalem by non-Orthodox Jews in recent days.

An 11-year-old haredi boy filed a complaint with Jerusalem police Tuesday alleging that two non-Orthodox teens attacked him and shouted at him at a bus stop in Jerusalem, and tried to prevent him from boarding the bus because he is haredi Orthodox.

On Sunday, a haredi-Orthodox girl, also 11, told police that a non-Orthodox bus passenger on a Jerusalem bus spit at her and pushed her, saying "We will destroy the haredim."

The haredi Orthodox news website Kikar Hashabbat reportedly opened a hotline for haredi Orthodox Israelis to report violence against them.

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