Yesh Atid party chairman and former Finance Minister Yair Lapid vowed to use a “heavy hand” in dealing with charedi protesters if he is elected Prime Minister, following an attack on a secular Israeli woman during a demonstration in Bnei Brak Friday evening.
Demonstrators gathered in Bnei Brak Friday evening to protest the Tel Aviv District Court’s decision to cancel a stop-work order issued on Thursday night which would have blocked infrastructure work for a light rail station during the Shabbos. The station is situated between Bnei Brak and Petach Tikva.
During the rally, a secular woman, 27-year-old Shir Pepperberg, found herself surrounded by demonstrators while driving down Highway 4 through Bnei Brak. The demonstrators began attacking her vehicle until she was rescued by a charedi couple.
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