News crew attacked by yeshiva students in Haredi settlement

The Ynet news site says one of its reporters and a cameraman were attacked by yeshiva students in the ultra-Orthodox settlement of Beitar Illit.

After the cameraman began recording, one of the Haredi students began cursing at him and reporter Elisha Ben Kimon, and then a group of students began pushing and spitting at them, the news site says.

Ben Kimon files a police complaint.

“I as a journalist am not the story. Neither is the complaint, [but] rather the attacks. The reality in which members of the press are simply attacked without thought… is a phenomenon that must be eradicated,” he says.

There have recently been a number of reported assaults on reporters covering violations of the virus restrictions in ultra-Orthodox areas.

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