Haredi enlistment bill passes first hurdle in the Knesset

July 23, 2013 06:54

The haredi enlistment bill passed its first reading the Knesset early Tuesday morning, Army Radio reported,

The bill passed despite objections from UTJ MKs Moshe Gafni and Yisrael Eichler, who ripped their shirts before the vote as a sign of mourning, and Meir Porush, who handcuffed himself to the speakers' stand in protest.The vote went on for six hours. 66 Knesset members voted in favor of the proposal, while 29 opposed.

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