17:45 GMT +323 May 2019
Listen Live
    An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prays along the Mediterranean Sea in the Israeli city of Herzliya, near Tel Aviv, during the ritual of Tashlich on September 21, 2015

    WATCH Ultra-Orthodox Jews Fighting Police After Anti-Military Draft Sit-In

    © AFP 2019 / JACK GUEZ
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    4120

    Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews blocked traffic by staging a massive sit in the middle of Zhabotinsky Street in Bnei Brak, Israel.

    The rally organised by the movement Yerushalmi Faction, held on a road in the city of Bnei Brak on December 10 was an act of solidarity with similar actions in Jerusalem, protesting over the arrest of Yitzhak Aryeh, who was detained two weeks ago after failing to appear before the IDF draft board.

    Demonstrators chanted slogans that have become traditional for such protests: "We will die and not be drafted," according to reports.

    Strengthened police squads arrived at the scene of the protests, and the demonstrators were asked to free the roadway. After they refused to comply with this requirement, the security forces began to detain the most active participants.

    Earlier, on Thursday, November 1 hundreds of followers and supporters of the Jerusalem Wing blocked traffic on Zhabotinsky and Aronovich streets in Bnei Brak to protest against the arrest of a young religious man who refused to be drafted into the army.

    Related:

    Somali Man Arrested for Trying to Run Down Orthodox Jews in LA (VIDEO)
    Orthodox Rabbi Threatens to Boycott Israeli Airline Over Reported Shabbat Row
    Tags:
    arrest, police, Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Israel
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik