Chareidim around areas of Israel will be taking to the streets in protest on Wednesday evening, 17 Adar II 5774. The protests surround the arrest and jailing of a talmid yeshiva who attends the Grodna Yeshiva in Ashdod. The talmid, Yaakov Yisrael Paz, was sentenced to 10 days in an IDF jail for adhering to the words of his roshei yeshiva. He ignored his first and second draft notice.
Protests will begin around Israel at 18:30, and they will take place in a number of cities including Coca Cola Junction (Bnei Brak), Cords Bridge (Jerusalem), Yishai Jct. (Beit Shemesh), Shilat Jct. (Modi’in Illit area), the entrance to Elad, Southern exit of Ashdod, Shareha Jct. (Petach Tikvah), IDF Prison 6 (northern Israel), Gilat Jct. (Near Ofakim in the south) and Dimona Jct. in the south.
Police announce that any sector has a right to express an opinion but commanders explain there will be zero tolerance to law breaking.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)