לפני זמן קצר הותקף סגן השר מאיר פרוש בידי חרדים קיצונים בבית שמש, על רקע מעורבותו בחוק הגיוס. ההתנכלויות לפרוש מתרחשות על בסיס שבועי, כולל הפגנות מחוץ לביתו בירושלים @uriyaelk pic.twitter.com/ucEQAttQgC— כאן חדשות (@kann_news) April 4, 2018
Thousands of yeshiva students associated with the Jerusalem Faction have refused to cooperate with the IDF to obtain their military service exemptions and demonstrations are staged for every one of them that is arrested.The overwhelming majority of haredi yeshiva students obtain their military service exemptions by undergoing a bureaucratic process at IDF enlistment offices. Students from the Jerusalem Faction refuse to even do this, and are therefore technically absent without leave and liable to arrest by the military police.Last month, the coalition was in crisis, because haredi parties sought to pass a law that would allow the exemption of most haredi men from the mandatory draft to continue, while Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman wanted his ministry to draft a bill on the matter. The sides are meant to reach a compromise on the matter in the coming months, as the Supreme Court gave the government a deadline of September 2018 when it struck down its exemption policy.Jeremy Sharon contributed to this report.