On a Jerusalem bus driving in Givat Shaul on Kanfei Nesharim street, a Haredi man asked a secular woman to move to the back of the bus, according to a report in YNet.

At that point, a secular man, also on the bus, got up and punched the Haredi man in the face and then ran off the bus.

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The Haredi man did not require medical attention, the assailant got away, and the bus continued on its way.

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20 COMMENTS

  1. The secular man is of course to be condemned for the violence. His act was criminal. The Haredi man however is to be condemned for his attempt to dictate where another person should sit. His action shows that kind of selfish inconsiderateness of others, which unfortunately we have been seeing so much of from the Haredi world.

  2. Shelly Leibowitz Hi Shelly
    that's a good question. I don't think they do think. We were just talking to a man who moved from Beit Shemish. The Haredim are forcing more & more separation. there is a mall for medical clinics that sits empty because the Haredim wanted one mall for men & one for women & no one would use this one. Haredi women & even young girls are wearing burkas. It might be that this guy's mom has been brainwashed to believe what all the men believe, that there must be total separation of men and women & women should not be seen in public (without a burka).

  3. A ridiculous piece of narrow minded behaviour that provokes foolish and violent responses.This is the 21st century we are ALL equal and Israel is a secular state.Which needs to be insisted upon by the Government!

  4. When the physical attack may be considered rude – likewise are remarks dealing with religious superiority and sexist behavior. Don’t think that modern women (or men for that matter) just turn the other cheek to be verbally abused.
    A video, the other day, showed a tempted robbery in a pedestrian tunnel. The whole incident was caught on the public surveillance camera. A cellphone is grabbed from a young woman who runs after the robber and hits him in the back. The man’s turning in defense, but suddenly the woman kick the crook in his testicles. Immediately he bows to the ground when a direct kick to his face finishes him. He lies on the cement floor while the young woman grabs her phone and runs away. Bystanders let the female race and let the young guy unattended. Obviously the woman has fighter-experience. So be aware intruders!

  5. I think the charedi man deserved to be punched in the face by the secular man because absolutely under no circumstances may someone force a person to move to the back of the bus regardless of what the reason is unless its the mishtarah or the driver or any security official

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