The extremist Jerusalem Faction called for protests on Wednesday after a yeshiva student was arrested for not showing up to the IDF draft office when called up. The protests were scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Jerusalem, Bnei Brak, and Rosh Pina, as well as other locations.
The student, who studies at the Ponevezh Yeshiva, was arrested on his way to Meron. The Jerusalem Faction expressed outrage at the "criminal conscription law which has drafted yeshiva students into the army."
"Due to his criminal arrest, the rabbis of the 'Committee for the Salvation of the Torah World' will go to the residence of Rabbi Asher Deutsch, and get his decision on the nature of the major campaign that is facing the public," said the faction, according to the Behadrei Haredim news site.
"The Torah world will come out en masse to protest and cry 'oppression' for the souls of young Israelis who are languishing in the terrible frameworks of the army as a result of the criminal conscription law. And as our great Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach instructed us: 'To shake the entire world about the arrest of the prisoners of the Torah world who do not report to the conscription offices.'"... Read More: JPost