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Jews protest in Jerusalem against conscription

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul1,2024

Jerusalem Jews Protest Military Conscription

Tens of thousands of men rallied in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem on June 30 to protest military conscription, the Times of Israel reports.

Israeli police reported that protesters threw stones, lit fires, and set trash cans on fire.

Protesters carried signs reading “We will not serve in the enemy army.” and “We will die rather than be drafted,” blocking an intersection leading to the capital's ultra-Orthodox district.

In addition, protesters attacked a car that was transporting Housing Minister Yitzhak Goldnopf.

The car of Yaakov Litzman, a former official who is himself the head and member of the ultra-Orthodox party, was also damaged.

Prepared by: Nina Petrovich

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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