Residents of the Mea She’arim neighborhood in Jerusalem fear the violence that has erupted between two ultra-Orthodox sects will grow and complain the police are not protecting them.
Avraham Hirschman was walking home to Batei Warsaw in Mea Shearim. But he didn’t make it. Ten masked haredim jumped out of a truck and beat Hirschman with clubs and metal spikes, leaving him lying in the street in a pool of blood a few blocks from his home with a multiple stab wounds and a head injury. The attack is said to be related to the fight between the haredi street gang the Sicarii and Ger hasidim over control of the Batei Warsaw houses.
If only they would have “concerned citizens” like Chanina Sperlin, Elie Poltorak and Paul Levi Huebner and Co. in Jerusalem, this problem would have been in court (with many residents facing jail time) long before any violence could erupt.
Yes, the Shomrim Six Mesira was nothing less then a modern day blood libel.