JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Violent Charedi rioters have stormed the streets of Jerusalem and Bnei Brak, after a court ordered an autopsy of a four year old boy who was apparently murdered R”L.
The suspect, currently in police custody, is reported to be a relative of the boy.
The boy passed away tragically on Sunday, after he was allegedly strangled in his home in Ramot on Shabbos.
Shaare Zedek Medical Center released a statement saying: “Emergency staff and the pediatric intensive care unit fought for hours to save his life but unfortunately we must pronounce the child’s death.”
“We share in the family’s sorrow,” the hospital added.
According to a Magen David Adom official, first responders found the boy without a pulse Shabbos morning, however they resuscitated him and were able to regain a heartbeat. He succumbed to his injuries the following day.
Israeli media has reported that when the boy did not respond to family members, the father was called home from shul. At that point relatives noticed that a door was locked and broke into the room, where they found the boy on the floor with signs of strangulation on his neck.
The relative was then placed under arrest and remains in custody.
The B’Chadrei Charedim website reports that the “Peleg Yerushalayim” faction is participating in the protests and riots, taking place at the intersection of Yehezkel Street and the Bar Ilan. There are protests in Bnei Brak as well.
According to police, hundreds of rowdy and disruptive protesters have blocked roads, thrown stones and objects, and burned garbage cans. At least five suspects have been arrested
Police have said that the investigation is ongoing.