Ben Gvir slams Brothers in Arms for ‘stirring up fratricidal war’ and dividing Israeli society

Sam Sokol is the Times of Israel's political correspondent. He was previously a reporter for the Jerusalem Post, Jewish Telegraphic Agency and Haaretz. He is the author of "Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews"

File - Brothers and Sisters in Arms members calling for equal conscription laws to be implemented scuffle with police and residents of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem, March 31, 2024. (Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90)
File - Brothers and Sisters in Arms members calling for equal conscription laws to be implemented scuffle with police and residents of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem, March 31, 2024. (Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90)

National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir condemns the Brothers in Arms movement as a “provocation organization” that is “engaged time and time again in stirring up fratricidal war and the division of Israeli society.”

The far-right minister’s statement comes after dozens of members of the protest group staged a demonstration inside Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox Mea Shearim neighborhood, calling for Haredim to be drafted to the IDF.

Police were deployed to keep the protesters and local ultra-Orthodox residents apart as water and eggs were thrown from nearby buildings.

“Those who led a campaign of refusal before 7/10, and now continue the tradition of provocation and hatred, are the last to pretend to care about Israel’s security,” Ben Gvir declares.

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