Ultra-Orthodox Jews Busted In Military Draft Protests In Israel

SPUTNIKNEWS – March 23, 2018: The protesters have cut off the highway in the principally ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak in an “illegal demonstration,” the latest one in a series of protests boosted by arrests of young ultra-Orthodox men accused of eluding military service.

“We won’t surrender, we will fight with the State until they collapse, we are willing to die for it,” protester Asher Orbach said.


Israel police use stun grenades to quell ultra-Orthodox ‘rioters’

YAHOO – April 15, 2018: Israeli police used stun grenades Sunday to try to calm a violent protest by ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem, the latest angry demonstration against the military draft.

A police statement said four officers were slightly injured in scuffles as law enforcement tried to disperse “several hundred ultra-Orthodox extremists” outside an army enlistment office in the holy city.

Police used stun grenades and water cannon against rioters,” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP.

Israeli law requires men to serve two years and eight months in the military on reaching the age of 18, while women must serve for two years.

Ultra-Orthodox men are excused from military service if they are engaged in religious study, but must still report to the army to receive their exemption.


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