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Haredim block trains, junction in Jerusalem in protest of IDF arrest

Hundreds of haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Peleg Yerushalmi Jews are protesting the arrest of a haredi who was arrested after refusing conscription to the IDF, Israeli media reported on Sunday.

Haredim protesting the arrest of a draft-refuser in Jerusalem, March 6, 2022 (credit: Israel Police)

The protesters blocked a main junction near the Jerusalem Central Bus Station, also halting the movement of Light Rail trains in the process.

Haredim protesting the arrest of a draft-refuser in Jerusalem, March 6, 2022 (credit: David Brinn)

Israel Police forces are at the scene in an effort to control the crowd.

This is a developing story. 

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