'Victory Round' in Mea She'arim

Jerusalem activists plan protest march with Israeli flags on streets of Mea Shearim for Independence Day, protesting riots by some haredim.

Mordechai Sones,

Mea She'arim on Purim
Mea She'arim on Purim
Flash 90

Jerusalem activists led by Evyatar Elbaz, who heads the rescue organization Alon for locating missing persons, plan to hold a "victory round" protest march with Israeli flags on the streets of Mea Shearim for Independence Day.

The protest convoy is expected to arrive in Mea Shearim this Sunday afternoon.

According to Elbaz, the "victory round" was born in protest against riots by some haredim in Jerusalem that "have turned the lives of Jerusalem residents into hell in recent months."

"The peak of course was the violent and despicable behavior of those extremists who desecrated the funeral procession and kidnapped the body of the baby who drowned in a hotel in Ashdod. This is compounded by Jerusalem road-blocking, vandalism of city property, injury to haredim who decided to join the army, and of course their traditional contempt for state symbols such as Memorial Day for Israel's Fallen Soldiers and Independence Day," Elbaz describes.

Elbaz and other activists will arrive Sunday in jeeps flying flags of the State of Israel. He says he is not afraid and is prepared for every neighborhood resident reaction. "They have to understand that with violence and crazy extremism they won't achieve anything," Elbaz stressed.








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