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Accused in the Dardor HaFaz case in Jerusalem: "Being in prison is a huge privilege" - voila! news

2023-01-30T18:04:46.241Z


In the Mea Shearim neighborhood, the letter of one of the accused in the case, Meir Katsav, was hung, in which he says that he is "arrested for the honor of heaven, and not for idle things." In the letter, he also requests that he be transferred to a detention cell without a television so that "I will not be mistaken for forbidden sights and hearing words of heresy and lewdness"


On video: Disturbances in central Jerusalem, October 15, 2022 (Photo: All the World News, Zeevi)

Meir Katsaf, one of the defendants in the Dardor HaFah case at the ultra-Orthodox demonstration in Jerusalem, in which a woman was seriously injured, published a public letter from prison, which was hung in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, according to which his arrest is for "honoring heaven and not for idle things."

Katsav is accused of knocking over a trash can during a demonstration in Jerusalem and causing serious injury to a mother of 11 children and his letter is published under the title "Cry of the tormented boy" in which he mainly requests that he be transferred to a detention cell that will have no television so that he can "continue to live as an ultra-Orthodox Jew".



Members of the ultra-Orthodox community who are responsible for the publication of the Pashkevils write in them that "we will shake the world" and "we will not hang from our brother in our flesh that cries out and begs us to save him from the jaws of the devil."

In the letter signed by Katsav himself, it is further written that he is not "asking for my imprisonment, but only that I be allowed to live as a Jew and not be mistaken for forbidden sights and hearing words of heresy and lewdness."

He also added that being in prison "

Violent demonstrations in Jerusalem, December 15, 2022 (Photo: Official website, Zosha Lustig, Itamar Carmon - All the World News)

About three weeks ago, the Jerusalem District Attorney's Office submitted to the city's district court an indictment against Katsaf, 22 years old, and a 16-year-old minor, residents of Elad and Jerusalem, for their involvement in setting fire to a trash can, causing a fire and harming a resident of the area, a mother of 11 children, who was passing by and was seriously injured when the burning trash can hurt her

The two are yeshiva students in the city, followers of Breslav, who participated in the ultra-Orthodox demonstration there about a month ago.



The indictment attributes to the defendants the commission of crimes of serious injury under aggravating circumstances, arson, endangering roads and obstructing a police officer in the performance of his duties.

The prosecution asked the court to order their detention until the end of the legal proceedings against them.



The woman, Mirel Dzalovski, a 40-year-old resident of the city, passed around 10:30 p.m. near a demonstration attended by hundreds of ultra-Orthodox on Bar Ilan Street in the city.

According to the indictment, the defendants who set the tin on fire dragged it down the street and it hit the woman, crushing her against the wall and she was seriously injured.

Medical teams that arrived at the scene evacuated her in a minor condition to the hospital suffering from injuries to her ribs and stomach, but hours later her condition worsened and she remains hospitalized there to this day.

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