Thousands turn out for haredi rally for release of Yeshiva students from prison refusing to enlist

Thousands of haredi men and women from a radical ultra-Orthodox grouping took to the streets of Jerusalem Monday night in scenes reminiscent of a carnival, albeit a haredi one, to celebrate the release of four yeshiva students from military prison.

The Jerusalem Faction, a hardline and frequently violent minority group in the non-hassidic haredi community, staged the celebration for the yeshiva students who were arrested for refusing to report to IDF enlistment offices when called to do so.

Yeshiva students sang and danced while joyful Jewish music blared out from massive speakers along the length of the route down which the participants marched.


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