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Haredi Jews assault Anadolu Agency team in Jerusalem

Car carrying news crew comes under attack in Mea She'arim neighborhood

Esat Firat   | 03.03.2021
Haredi Jews assault Anadolu Agency team in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM 

Ultra-Orthodox Jews, known as Haredim, attacked Anadolu Agency new crew in West Jerusalem on Wednesday.

A car carrying the crew, including Anadolu Agency’s Middle East News Editor Turgut Alp Boyraz, photojournalist Mustafa Haruf and cameraman Fayiz Abu Rumeyle, came under attack as they were conducting a street interview in Mea She'arim neighborhood, where a large Haredi population resides.

The attackers shattered the car windows, snout and license plate and threw feces and stones into the vehicle.

Police forces were dispatched to the neighborhood following the attack.

A group of Haredis at the scene attempted to attack the news crew with stones and sticks.

Surviving the assault without injuries, the Anadolu Agency team filed a complaint against the attackers.

Israeli police confirmed the attack in a written statement, saying attackers hurled feces into the vehicle and shattered its window.

Security officers, who arrived at the scene, managed to rescue the news team, and authorities opened an investigation into the incident.

*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz

Haredi Jews assault Anadolu Agency team in Jerusalem

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