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Israel: Female passer-by sent flying by police skunk-water cannon02:40

Israel: Female passer-by sent flying by police skunk-water cannon

Israel, Jerusalem
November 26, 2017 at 19:46 GMT -00:00 · Published

A female passer-by trying to cross the road was sent flying, propelled by police skunk-water cannon, after being caught in an ultra-Orthodox protest in Jerusalem on Sunday

Police deployed the water cannon, which is diluted with a putrid smelling substance, to disperse an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sit-in against army conscription at a main intersection in the city.

Footage shows several protesters being repeatedly struck by water, before policemen attempt to drag them away from the sit-in.

Military service in Israel is compulsory for all men and women who are 18 years old, but when the country was created in 1948, its first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion 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: Female passer-by sent flying by police skunk-water cannon02:40
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A female passer-by trying to cross the road was sent flying, propelled by police skunk-water cannon, after being caught in an ultra-Orthodox protest in Jerusalem on Sunday

Police deployed the water cannon, which is diluted with a putrid smelling substance, to disperse an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sit-in against army conscription at a main intersection in the city.

Footage shows several protesters being repeatedly struck by water, before policemen attempt to drag them away from the sit-in.

Military service in Israel is compulsory for all men and women who are 18 years old, but when the country was created in 1948, its first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion 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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