High Court freezes yeshiva students' IDF draft until new recruitment law

Haredi students were summoned in 2014 to settle their status following the repeal of the "Torato Omanuto" Law (Tal Law), which allowed ultra-Orthodox Jews to delay their military services.

By MAARIV ONLINE
September 20, 2018 13:58
Haredi men protest outside the draft office in Jerusalem on November 28.

Haredi men protest outside the draft office in Jerusalem on November 28.. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 
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The Israeli High Court froze the draft and arrest orders against haredi (ultra-Orthodox) protesters of the draft bill for another 30 days on Thursday morning.

Haredi students were summoned in 2014 to settle their status following the repeal of the "Torato Omanuto" Law (Tal Law), which allowed ultra-Orthodox Jews to delay their military services.

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In 2016, the students revoked their statuses and as a result, the IDF issued them draft orders.


The students turned to the High Court and argued that according to the Law of Security Services, the IDF is required to grant them draft exemptions because the office did not draft them within two years after the bill was canceled.

Translated by Tamar Beeri.

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