A day after the attack on the Egyptian border, the networks were abuzz following the omission of the photo of the late soldier Sergeant Lia Ben Nun from ultra-Orthodox websites. Alongside the pictures of the soldiers, Staff Sergeant Uri Yitzhak Iluz z"l and Staff Sergeant Ohad Dahan, instead of a picture of Lia, they saw fit on the website "Behederei Haredim" and on the JDN website - to place a picture of a candle or a gate.
"Shame": Where did the female fighter go?, photo: from "In the Haredi Rooms" and JDN
This led to great anger among web surfers, and on Twitter tempers raged: "Before Minister Goldknopf gives operational advice, let him make sure that ultra-Orthodox news websites also publish the picture of the fighter Sergeant Lia Ben-Nun instead of a fence. Just a disgrace."
Before Minister Goldknopf gives operational advice, he should make sure that ultra-Orthodox news websites also publish the picture of the fighter Sergeant Lia Ben-Nun instead of a fence, alongside pictures of Staff Sergeant Uri Yitzhak Iluz and Staff Sergeant Ohad Dahan. Just a disgrace. pic.twitter.com/purPZVubg8
— Meital Lehavi (@Meital_Lehavi) June 4, 2023
It added: "They will tell us that the lifestyles of ultra-Orthodox society must be respected. Does that seem respectful to anyone? Stop erasing women! In their lives and deaths!"
As a result, Naamat Chairwoman Hagit Pe'er calls on the public to post on personal social media profiles the photo of Sergeant Lia Ben Nun z"l in response to its deletion from ultra-Orthodox websites. "It's not our Judaism, it's not our Israeliness, it's an affront to the Holy of Holies. A young soldier who defended all Israelis with her body, secular and ultra-Orthodox, is treated with humiliation and exclusion by the editors of this site. And where are the elected officials who would clearly condemn this deliberate exclusion?"
"Heroine, no one will erase her face", photo: from the Facebook page of Chairman Naamat
"Since when did a woman's face become so extreme. I call on the leaders of the ultra-Orthodox world to show leadership and condemn this despicable move. Every person has a mother and sister and they have names and faces," she concluded.
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