The number of physical assaults against charedim has also increased alarmingly in recent months, as a result of unparalleled incitement against them in Israeli media sources.
A chabad chasid named Rabbi Ariel Yehuda Leshem was hit in the face on Monday while he was putting on Tefillin at a kiosk in the Mahane Yehuda Market. He hat an eye damage as a result of the unprovoked attack.
He was characterized as being in good condition after being moved to the Hadassah Hospital’s Opthalmology Division, and he was scheduled to be freed on Wednesday.
Former Tank Commander and exceptional combat veteran Rabbi Leshem performed specific duties in Lebanon. In Lebanon in 1987, a terrorist shot just above Rabbi Leshem’s head.
According to Rabbi Leshem, the man had been leaning „very hard” on the booth table, and he had been kindly requested to stop, so that the table wouldn’t topple over.
The thug punched me in the left eye in reaction, and I went to the hospital by myself. Rabbi Leshem emphasized that „we will not be deterred and will continue our work” despite the fact that his eye had „suffered damage”, but doctors say that with rest it will pass. I continued to tefillin on Jews in this hospital.