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Keeping true to their word, the Peleg was out in force on Thursday afternoon, protesting the arrest of a Yeshiva Bochur.
Hundreds of protesters closed many roadways as well as the main entrance to Yerushalayim.
A massive police force including riot police were on hand, as well as horses and water canons spraying smelly water. Protesters came prepared as they wore rain hats and plastic bags over their hats to protect themselves from the water canons.
As YWN reported on Wednesday, a Yeshiva Bochur affiliated with the Peleg was arrested at a checkpoint on Highway 90 near Maale Adumim during a routine inspection early Wednesday morning. When it was determined by police that he is AWOL from the IDF, he was arrested and handed over to military police.
The boy, Meir Brodiansky, is a Talmid at Yeshiva Kol Torah – a Peleg affiliated Yeshiva. He is a grandson of Rav Yitzchock Yeruchim Bordiansky, who is a Mashgiach in the Yeshiva.
This arrest is significant as it marks the first test for the faction’s new (still not confirmed) leadership following the petira of HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach ZT”L.
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