Soldiers of the Israel Defense Force’s Home Front Command were physically and verbally attacked by ultra-Orthodox Jews while they were assisting in searching for dead and wounded in the deadly crush during Lag B’Omer celebrations at Mount Meron, the IDF said late Saturday.

“We entered the gravesite to search for injured people and suddenly a commotion began that there are female soldiers in uniforms who are touching the wounded,” a soldier told Army Radio earlier.

“They started to kick and spit on us. The female soldiers were kicked, spit on, and punched from every direction,” the radio station quoted the soldier saying. Hebrew media reports said five female soldiers were targeted.

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2 Responses to “Better my kid should suffocate to death in agony than a woman touch him.”

  1. JND Says:

    We Baptists have been known to do one or two boneheaded things, from time to time. As far as I know, we’ve never done this. Wow!

  2. ud Says:

    JND: The ultraorthodox are WAY out of your league.

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