Haredi anti-enlistment extremists #fundie jpost.com

Radical elements in the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community have, in the past few years, waged a vitriolic campaign of incitement and harassment against haredi IDF officers involved in recruiting haredi conscripts, as well as against enlisted haredi soldiers.

The campaign has taken the form of posters, pamphlets and booklets with cartoons and other images that incite readers against haredi officials involved in promoting IDF service. These publications routinely depict such people as pigs and malign elements attempting to corrupt haredi youth.

In July, extremists published a booklet containing the names, photos and contact details of the most senior haredi figures who promote haredi enlistment, as part of efforts to harass and delegitimize them.

One of the names published was IDF officer Yehuda Glickman. He, along with his wife, were the subject of ceaseless harassment by anonymous people who obtained their phone numbers from the booklet.

The Glickmans received phone calls from people who said they hoped the Glickmans would die quickly, or warned them that they would face harsh justice in the afterlife for their deeds.

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The investigator, David Gabai [...] was able to gain access to the leaders of the campaign. He recorded four of them discussing efforts to stage protests at Glickman's home.

"We need buses and a bunch of other things," said one of the extremists in the recording. "I'm thinking about buying a load of mice and filling up the houses of all these [haredi IDF recruiters] with them," says another.

"Scorpions," jokes one, playing off the similarity in Hebrew between the words mouse and scorpion.

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