Monday, February 02, 2015

Charedim Protest, Over Arrest of 4 Yeshiva Students

Hundreds of Charedi men and youths took to major roads and intersections Monday morning to protest the arrest of four yeshiva students who have been arrested for failing to report to IDF recruitment offices for preliminary enlistment processing.

Protests were staged in or close to Jerusalem, Ashdod, the Bar Ilan interchange and other locations in which the protestors tried to block traffic arteries, and routes 443 and 444 are both experiencing heavy traffic as a result.

In Ashdod, some 40 protestors have been arrested so far with serious traffic delays resultant from the demonstration. Another four protestors were arrested close to the Bar Ilan interchange, and at least one protestor was arrested in Jerusalem.

Government legislation passed last year is designed to gradually increase haredi enlistment and decrease the number of exemptions, Eight people were arrested so far in in similar protests in El'ad and near Hadera.

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