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There have been chareidi protesters outside the IDF Jerusalem Draft Center for most of the afternoon on Tuesday, 10 Kislev. It is rumored that a frum woman (women) were taken into custody by military authorities, and this is the reason given for the latest round of protests, which seems to have attracted more Yerushalmim from the Eida than litvish protesters from the Peleg. It is pointed out that Gavaad Eida Chareidis HaGaon HaRav Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss has sided with HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach, the Peleg, giving backing and manpower to many Peleg protests.
Yassam police assigned to the protest are visible in large numbers, and they seem to have zero tolerance for any movement towards the street, blocking traffic. Police are using considerable force and are pushing and hitting participants indiscriminately.
Marking a new stage in the protests in that this time, there are prominent Sephardi rabbonim joining in, including HaGaon HaRav Yehuda Cohen and HaGaon HaRav Yitzchak Bracha, two well-known roshei yeshivos.
Rav Cohen, who heads Mosdos ‘Yakirei Yerushalayim’, is very close to the head of the Shas Moetzas Chachmei HaTorah, HaGaon HaRav Shalom Cohen. Rav Bracha is Rosh Yeshivas Ateret Yitzchak and has always spoken out against IDF induction but they have never taken part in a protest before.
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(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)