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    • proud secularist
    • 28.12.11 | 19:52 (IST)

    It appears the anti-chareidi media frenzy in Israel is having an impact, even on notables such as Nobel Prize laureate Alex Libak, who stands accused of taking his anti-chareidi philosophy to the next step. The prestigious Libak allegedly targeted Lily, a 4-year-old chareidi girl from Beit Shemesh. Lily was heading home on Monday with her mother, Meirav, when Libak, a photographer, verbally assaulted the mother and daughter, with the latter reporting “I was attacked by a Haaretz photographer”, who turned out to be Libak. Meirav is quoted by Chadrei Chareidim as saying Libak spat at them as well. She explains the area was empty when the event occurred, hence there are no witnesses. She continues detailing the attack, explaining “He began shouting at Lily and I asked him why he is shouting at a little girl, turning his body in a threatening fashion. Lily clung to me in fear”. Meirav continues explaining they had an exchange of words, during which Libak spat at them, stating after she arrived home and realized what had taken place, she broke down and began crying. A formal complaint was filed against Libak with Beit Shemesh police on Tuesday night, December 27th.

    from the article: Israeli female soldier accosted for rebuffing Haredi bus segregation
    First published 16:46 28.12.11 | Last updated 16:46 28.12.11
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