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Police disperse Haredi protest blocking Jerusalem entrance

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men clash with police as they protest against the arrest of a Haredi Jewish man who failed to comply with the mandatory military draft, in Jerusalem, September 29, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/ Flash90)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men clash with police as they protest against the arrest of a Haredi Jewish man who failed to comply with the mandatory military draft, in Jerusalem, September 29, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/ Flash90)

Police say the main entrance to Jerusalem has been reopened to traffic after a protest by ultra-Orthodox Jews demonstrating against the mandatory military draft was dispersed.

Hundreds of black-clad religious demonstrators blocked traffic near the Bridge of Strings and chanted: “I will not join the army of destruction.”

Police say the protesters were disturbing order and the demonstration was broken up using “riot dispersal methods.” High pressure hoses from trucks were used against the protesters.

No arrests are announced.

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