JERUSALEM — Charedi soldiers celebrating the eighth night of Chanukah at a social hall in the Ramot neighborhood of Jerusalem were accosted by a group of protesters. The protesters attempted to enter the hall and disrupt the party being held for the soldiers. They also heckled the soldiers, calling them “impure” and “hellenistic” in a reference to Jews who adopted Greek habits during the period of Greek influence prior to the Chanukah story.

The mob attempted to enter the hall and disrupt the event, but security guards and soldiers blocked the entrance. The soldiers were marking a memorial for fallen comrades Yuval Mor-Yosef and Yosef Cohen, who were murdered in a terrorist attack at Givat Assaf in the Binyamin region four years ago.

Police forces eventually dispersed the protesters. No injuries or arrests were reported.

The director of the Netzach Yehuda chareidi unit, Yossi Levi, said that “it is sad that a few extremists came to wreck the event.”

As reported by VINnews