Mea Shearim residents attack haredi Orthodox soldiers


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Residents of the haredi Orthodox Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea Shearim rioted after two haredi soldiers walked through the area.

Dozens of neighborhood residents threw stones at the soldiers and set garbage bins on fire late Sunday night, Ynet reported.

The soldiers were not harmed and have not filed a police report, according to Ynet.

The riot came days after thousands of haredi Orthodox Israelis protested in Jerusalem against plans to enlist haredi men in the Israel Defense Forces.

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