Demonstrators set up Camp Sucker in J'lem

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April 21, 2012 20:34

 
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Demonstrators set up a Camp Sucker ("Frier") in Jerusalem's Wohl Rose Park on Saturday in protest against IDF draft-exemptions given to the ultra-orthodox community.

Former IDF chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi arrived at the park in support of the protest.

The law, approved in 2002, was designed to increase the number of ultra-Orthodox men serving in the army, but has been criticized for failing to bring the rate of haredi recruitment up toward the national average.

There are currently approximately 60,000 full-time yeshiva students who are of army service age but who have gained exemptions under the terms of the Tal Law.

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