Police rescue IDF soldier from ultra-Orthodox mob

Police are called to rescue an ultra-Orthodox IDF soldier who was trapped inside a Jerusalem bookstore by an angry mob of ultra-Orthodox protesters.

Several dozen residents of the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim hurled any-Semitic insults at the solider who barricaded himself inside the shop.

Photos and videos of the incident show police escorting the solider from the premises. The protesters also hurl insults at the female police officer, calling her “shiksa,” a disparaging Yiddish term for a non-Jewish woman.

The solider declined to file a police complaint.

The incident comes on the heels of a number of demonstrations held by the ultra-Orthodox community recently, protesting the arrest of members of the community for draft dodging.

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