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Israel: Police make arrests as ultra-Orthodox military protest turns violent01:27

Israel: Police make arrests as ultra-Orthodox military protest turns violent

Israel, Modiin
October 19, 2017 at 12:36 GMT -00:00 · Published

Around 30 ultra-Orthodox men blocked one of Israel's main traffic arteries near the city of Modiin on Thursday, protesting against the arrest of two ultra-Orthodox men who refused to serve in the military. Multiple police forces arrived at the scene to disband the demonstration, which caused traffic jams throughout the country. Several demonstrators had to be forcibly removed from the scene. On Tuesday, police arrested at least 58 people after clashes erupted at different sites across the country.They are protesting the arrest of two men who were sentenced to two weeks in a military jail.Military service in Israel is compulsory for all men and women 18 years of age, but when the country was created in 1948, its first prime minister allowed 400 ultra-Orthodox Jews to avoid compulsory service to study the Torah. Earlier in September, Israel's Supreme Court ruled that exemptions for ultra-Orthodox Jews were unconstitutional.

Israel: Police make arrests as ultra-Orthodox military protest turns violent01:27
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Around 30 ultra-Orthodox men blocked one of Israel's main traffic arteries near the city of Modiin on Thursday, protesting against the arrest of two ultra-Orthodox men who refused to serve in the military. Multiple police forces arrived at the scene to disband the demonstration, which caused traffic jams throughout the country. Several demonstrators had to be forcibly removed from the scene. On Tuesday, police arrested at least 58 people after clashes erupted at different sites across the country.They are protesting the arrest of two men who were sentenced to two weeks in a military jail.Military service in Israel is compulsory for all men and women 18 years of age, but when the country was created in 1948, its first prime minister allowed 400 ultra-Orthodox Jews to avoid compulsory service to study the Torah. Earlier in September, Israel's Supreme Court ruled that exemptions for ultra-Orthodox Jews were unconstitutional.

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