|dethalternate||Date: Friday, 11-April-2014, 5:36 PM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox protesters took to the streets in Jerusalem to demonstrate against conscription.
The police say the protesters hurled stones and bottles at them and set rubbish bins on fire.
A new law which was passed last week will end their exemption from conscription which is almost as old as the state itself.
Police disperse hundreds of demonstrators marched through in Jerusalem on Thursday. The new Army Service Bill dictates that all Israeli men and women between ages 18 and 22 are eligible for national service, which has angered Orthodox Jews, who see the bill as a contravention of their religious beliefs.