Police rescue IDF soldier from ultra-Orthodox mob in Beit Shemesh

Two ultra-Orthodox men are arrested for attacking an IDF soldier in the city of Beit Shemesh, reports in Hebrew-language media say.

Police were called to rescue the soldier, who was being attacked by a group of ultra-Orthodox men on the city’s Yehudah Hanasi Street.

A video of the incident shows dozens of ultra-Orthodox men shouting “Nazi” at officers.

The attack comes on the heels of widespread protests by members of the ultra-Orthodox community against Israel’s compulsory military service.

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