The Peleg Yerushalmi have decided to inconvenience the citizens of Jerusalem and its visitors yet again on Thursday, due to the arrest of Meir Blau, who was protesting the enlistment of women into the IDF last week. A statement issued by the group said: “We will shake the entire world due to the arrest of a Ben Yeshiva.”
Blau (23) is a father of one and a resident of Modi’in Illit. He was arrested last week while participating in a protest. Following his arrest, it was revealed that he himself was a draft dodger, and the police remanded him into the custody of the military police. He is currently sitting in military prison four for a four-month open sentence while waiting for the legal matters against him to be resolved.
Organizers are calling upon protesters to block the intersection of Saarei Yisrael and Yaffo Streets beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)