Shlomo Fuchs, a hareidi-religious man who allegedly called a female soldier "harlot" Wednesday when she refused to move to the "women's section" of the bus, was charged with sexual harassment Thursday.
Sexual harassment, which entered the Israeli law book in 1998, generally refers to sexual gestures or overtures made toward another person, when the other person showed that he was not interested in them. However, it also defines harassment as "a demeaning or humiliating remark made toward a person because of his sex or sexuality."
Some soldiers who serve at Central Command, which is located in Ramat Eshkol, use the bus too "in order to save time," but they have always been respectful of the hareidim, he said.
L. Fuchs, wife of Shlomo, told Arutz Sheva that her husband has been under arrest since the run-in with Matalon. "Involved people who spoke to me told me that the police are making every effort to keep him under arrest. I am a mother of 12 children, and since yesterday they have taken away their father. I am in great stress…"