Man arrested for throwing pornography at haredi protesters

Police find suspect who attempted to provoke haredi anti-draft protesters in Jerusalem by throwing pornographic material at them.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Police clash with haredi protesters
Police clash with haredi protesters
Photo by Maor Kinsbursky/Flash90

The Israel police arrested a suspect attempted to provoke haredi demonstrators during an anti-draft demonstration in Jerusalem Saturday night.

According to the police the suspect arrived at the demonstration and scattered pages with sexual content at the demonstrators before fleeing the scene.

The police launched an investigation into the identity of the suspect and brought him in for questioning Sunday.

At the same time, the Department for the Investigation of Police investigated a policewoman who was documented kicking demonstrators from the Yerushalmi Faction (Jerusalem Faction) last week.

The policewoman was questioned on suspicion of assault and it is still unclear how her case will be handled. Another case against a police officer who drew his gun and threatened demonstrators will be closed because his actions did not constitute a criminal offense.

The police noted that any person who breaks the law will be questioned and will be prosecuted for his actions. "The Israel Police is constantly working to ensure the safety and security of all normative law-abiding citizens," it said.

The extremist Jerusalem Faction has been demonstrating across the country against the arrest of two yeshiva students who refused to report to the IDF recruitment offices to receive their deferment from IDF service. Protesters blocked roads and train lines and burned trash cans.

By law, every Israeli must register with the IDF, but if a male recruit brings a letter signed by his yeshiva head attesting to his full time Torah study, he is eligible for an unlimited deferral. The Jerusalem Faction, possibly because they fear the new law being drafted after the Supreme Court invalidated the previous draft law, is against the act of registration.