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Violence and arrests as Haredim protest IDF draft
Police arrest ultra-Orthodox demonstrators protesting against arrest of grandson of leader of anti-Zionist radical movement for draft-dodging: mobs hurl rocks and abuse at cops; clips show violent police action; teen hospitalized having sustained moderate head injuries.

At least eight Haredi protesters were arrested Sunday afternoon after protests staged by hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews against IDF conscription turned violent, leaving two teenagers injured. 

 

 

During the protests held in Jerusalem people began throwing rocks at the policemen and prevented the flow of traffic by laying down on the roads as they hurled abuse and insults at the officers.

 

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Photo: AFP

 

In a clip caught on camera by one of the protesters, a policeman can be seen approaching one Haredi man and violently pushing him to the ground, prompting the crowds to scream 'murderer' and 'Hitler.'

 

Photo: EPA
Photo: EPA

 

Water was sprayed on the crowds as some policemen were photographed kicking and dragging the participants while others were seen placing some of the protesters in a headlock and at times stamping on them.

 

During the violent skirmishes, a 16 year old was evacuated to Hadassah Medical Center having sustained injuries to the head and suffered internal bleeding. He was said to be in moderate condition.

 

Photo: Yisrael Cohen
Photo: Yisrael Cohen

 

Another 17 year old was injured in the riots and was discharged from hospital after receiving medical treatment.

 

Haredi protests turn violent

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The police announced that they would review the conduct of the policemen during the protest.

 

"Anything suspected as exceeding authority or employing disproportionate force will be examined to the Police Investigations Unit."

 

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Photo: AFP

 

Thousands of Haredim made their way to Jerusalem's Shabbat Square in order to protest the arrest of the grandson of the spiritual leader of Toldot Avraham Yitzchak Rabbi Shmuel Yaakov Kohn for draft dodging.


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Photo: AFP

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Photo: AFP

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Photo: AFP

 

MK Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism) said that the defense minister had agreed to release the grandson to house arrest for Rosh Hashanah.

 

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Photo: AFP

 

From Shabbat Square, the marchers made their way to the city’s conscription office.

 

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Photo: AP

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Photo: AFP

 

Despite the protests beginning relatively peacefully, officers stationed at the scene were eventually instructed to disperse the protesters who refused to move away from the roads they were blocking.

 

Photo: EPA
Photo: EPA

 

The protest comes after the High Court of Justice (HCJ) made a majority ruling last Tuesday canceling an amendment ratified by the Knesset almost two years ago to the Conscription Law which lowered the annual quota on the number of Haredim required to draft into the IDF.

 


First published: 17.09.17, 18:21
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