Atlit, Israel - Protests By Hareidim Continue Over Jailed Drafters (video)
Atlit, Israel - Hundreds of hareidi Jews gathered Monday in protest outside Kele Shesh, the military prison located in Atlit, to protest the imprisonment of two yeshiva students.
As reported by Israel National News (http://bit.ly/1iPJi2e) the students, both age 18, did not show up at the IDF’s Recruitment Bureau after having received summonses to report for duty.
The topic of hareidi enlistment is contentious subject in Israel. A currently debated law proposed by the Coalition would strengthen permissions on hareidim who avoid enlistment and the yeshivas where they study.
Yesh Atid stressed the importance of criminal sanctions that should be instituted against hareidi men who avoid service. Hareidi leaders say that Torah study takes precedence over serving in the army, and that grants that exempt full-time yeshiva students from service should be extended.
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