Haredi Press Ignores Beersheba Massacre

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While the massacre perpetrated by Itamar Alon on Monday at a Beersheba branch of Bank Hapoalim sent the country spiraling into shock, the ultra-Orthodox media ignored wholesale the story that generated frantic coverage in mainstream outlets.

While Yeted Ne’eman, Hamevaser and Hamodia – traditionally considered mouthpieces of the United Torah Judaism party, or at least closely affiliated to it – kept quite on the tragedy as part of their policy to hedge their readers from the atrocities of the world, Hapeles, a more radical outlet of the Lithuanian haredi movement, devoted a fiery editorial to the bank killings, lambasting the secular values which they say triggered them.

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