Israel: 12 held over arrest of ultra-Orthodox military deserters

Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews demonstrated on Monday in Jerusalem over the arrest of two men who refused to serve in the Israeli military. The two men were sentenced to two weeks in a military jail. Police arrested at least twelve men after clashes erupted. Some were seen running away while being chased by the officers. Demonstrators held banners, blocked traffic and voiced their... Еще support for the detainees. Military service in Israel is compulsory for all men and women of 18 years old, 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, the Israel's Supreme Court ruled that exemptions for ultra-Orthodox Jews were unconstitutional.

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