Eida Haredit condemns murder of East Jerusalem teen

The Eida Haredit, the umbrella organization for Ashkenazi ultra-Orthodox communal services, fiercely denounces the murder of 16-year-old Abu Khdeir.

“With pain and horror,” we heard of the “foolish, and very severe act,” a statement from the Eida Haredit read, according to the ultra-Orthodox Kikar HaShabat website.

“It is clear and simple” that “it is forbidden according to the Torah, for a Jew to spill blood, heaven forbid.”

The organization maintains that the incident was made significantly worse since the perpetrators were “in Haredi garb.”

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