The term "Taliban" has become the derisory nickname for these people within the Haradi community in Israel, particularly in Beit Shemesh. In using the term HaAretz is merely mirroring contemporary usage in Israel.
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Court to rule on legality of Israeli ultra-Orthodox 'Taliban sect'
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