A Yeshiva Bochur named Yehuda Tumback (טומבק), who is affiliated with the Peleg Yerushalmi, was arrested at Ben-Gurion International Airport on motzei Shabbos trying to leave the country. He was taken into custody for not reporting for the draft, in line with instructions from Peleg rabbonim.
The talmid is a son of askan Avraham Tumback, a senior Peleg official and a resident of Jerusalem’s Bayit Vegan neighborhood.
Tumback, who was heading to kivrei tzaddikim in Europe, was arrested by military police. He was taken to IDF Prison 4, where he remains at this time. He was scheduled to appear in the Yaffo Military Court on Wednesday at which time his detention was extended.
For the time being, it appears Peleg does not plan to take to the streets to protest his arrest and incarceration. However, there are some calling for protests so it remains to be seen what course of action will ultimately be taken.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)