Extremist Haredi protesters shut down main highway in central Israel

Extremist Haredi protesters angry at discussions over efforts to draft ultra-Orthodox youth into the IDF have shut down a central highway in the country.

The crowd has succeeded in closing off the Route 4 highway near the Coca Cola junction next to Bnei Brak in both directions. Police are working to reopen the main thoroughfare, with concerns about major backups during rush hour.

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