Arab MK Ayman Odeh, a member of the Joint Arab List in Knesset, secretly met with senior members of the extremist tzibur in Meah Shearim. The meeting was held with a total media blackout, hosted in a room in the Meah Shearim Shuk area to discuss the draft law and police violence.
The extremist have been working and protesting against the draft law, insisting there can be no compromise and bnei yeshivos may not serve in the IDF under any conditions.
According to a Kikar Shabbos News report, it was agreed upon that prior to voting on any version of a new draft law, the members of the Arab list will discuss the details with the leaders of the extremist community, and they will discuss how to vote on the bill.
As the meeting moved ahead, they spoke about police brutality, with Odeh claiming the Arab and chareidi communities are the main victims of continued Israel Police brutality.
There was a photographer present, but when Odeh arrived in the room, he was asked to leave the premises.
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(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)