Israeli police on Thursday detained 23 religious Jews after they staged demonstrations in West Jerusalem against compulsory military service.
According to a police statement, the arrests were carried out after “scores of protesters blocked roads and traffic, undermining security”.
‘To prison but never to the army!’ Jerusalem police crush ultra-Orthodox Jews’ protest
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All Israelis must perform compulsory military service at the age of 18.
Under current Israeli law, however, religious Jews, who ostensibly engage in “full-time religious studies” are exempted from serving.
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)