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Roads in Jerusalem closed as ultra-Orthodox protest draft order

Several streets in central Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox Geula and Mea Shearim neighborhoods have been closed off as religious Jewish protesters rally against the arrest of draft dodgers.

Several dozen demonstrators are facing off against in the area around Kikar Hashabbat, a central square in the area.

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men clash with police during a protest against the arrest of a Jewish seminary students who failed to comply with a recruitment order, next to the army recruiting office in Jerusalem, January 4, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men clash with police during a protest against the arrest of a Jewish seminary students who failed to comply with a recruitment order, next to the army recruiting office in Jerusalem, January 4, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

A number of protests in recent days have led to scuffles and arrests.

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