Two arrested for accosting ultra-Orthodox journalist

Police say editor of HaPeles attacked as part of ongoing rivalry between Haredi newspapers

Police on Sunday morning arrested two ultra-Orthodox men on suspicion that they had attacked the editor of the Haredi newspaper HaPeles, Nati Grossman, on Thursday night.

According to suspicions, the two accosted Grossman, a former editor of HaPeles’s competing newspaper Yated Ne’eman, at the entrance to his house in the Bayit VeGan neighborhood in Jerusalem as part of an ongoing rivalry between ultra-Orthodox journalists.

The men, who are in their twenties, were slated to be arraigned on Sunday.

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