Fire Truck Attacked In Meah Shearim For Sporting Israeli Flag

Ultra orthodox jews seen near a big bonfire, during celebrations of the Jewish holiday of Lag Baomer in ultra-orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem on May 14, 2017. Lag Baomer commemorates the death of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, one of the most important sages in Jewish history 1800 years ago. The most well-known custom of Lag BaOmer is the lighting of bonfires throughout Israel and in Jewish communities worldwide. Photo by Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ?? ????? ??? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???? ????? ??? ??????
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A fire truck responding to a call in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Yerushalayim was attacked on Thursday, after local residents tried to tear down an Israeli flag.

The truck was responding to an emergency call when dozens of men attempted to rip the blue and white emblem, a spokesperson for the firefighters said.

Israeli fire trucks do not normally carry national insignia, but the flag was mounted on the vehicle for independence day – as many Israeli vehicles are.

“We managed to keep them away for a short time from the fire engine, but as we continued towards the fire, a number of residents lay down in front of the wheels, blocking our way, and at that time others climbed onto the fire truck and tore it off,” the team commander, Lt. Col. Avi Levy, said.

“It is sad for us as fire fighters and citizens of the state that people who come to save and protect their property from fire attack us in such a way,” he added.

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  1. Those who obstructed the emergency responders are choshed on retzicha r’l!

    Additionally, Chazal teach, that it is forbidden to preform kindness for ingrates.

    If the perpetrators don’t want the services of the government, they should form their own emergency services!

  2. They should have backed up, apologized for offending them and driven home….and never come back to that neighborhood again. Let them fight their own fires.


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