Effigies of haredi Orthodox soldiers hung in Jerusalem neighbourhood

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Effigies of haredi Orthodox soldiers were hung in the Jerusalem haredi neighbourhood of Mea Shearim.

One of the effigies, which were hung by their necks, had a sign reading “hardak out.” Hardak is a derogatory term for haredi men who serve in the army. 

Police removed the effigies, surrounded by jeering crowds, and turned them over for forensic examination on Monday. Ynet reported that the police have asked the state attorney to launch an investigation for incitement.

In a statement, police said they “will take a hard line in investigating and prosecuting those involved in this incident.”

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