Thursday, August 02, 2018

Peleg Protesters Block Jerusalem Light Rail & Traffic

Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews blocked an intersection near the entrance to Jerusalem on Thursday, in protest against the arrest of a religious student who refused to enlist in the IDF.

Demonstrators were seen sitting in the middle of the street and shouting "We will die but not join the army."

Scuffles broke out, as police tried to clear the area. Forty six demonstrators were reportedly detained. Footage from the scene shows riot police dragging demonstrators and deploying water cannons to disperse the crowd.


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