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.
Sure enough, the Peleg hotlines have announced that nothing has changed, as (unnamed) Rabbonim have announced they will continue the orders of Rav Shmuel Auerbach ZATZAL — “להרעיש עולם ומלואו”. Therefore, Hafganos have been called for tonight.
YWN has been unable to determine why this boy was in a vehicle late at night (12:30AM) heading away from Yerushalayim. It is unknown who else was in the vehicle. At many checkpoints Police usually just check the ID of the driver, but at certain places that are known to have been used by terrorists, the Police frequently check the ID’s of every person in the vehicle.
Bordiansky has refused to wear an IDF uniform and will likely be transferred to an isolated wing.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)