Pandemonium reigned overnight in Ashdod and Yerushalayim, as military forces came to arrest army deserters. Officers met the resistance of yeshiva students.
About an hour after midnight, military police raided a building in Ashdod in an attempt to arrest a yeshiva student who had not reported to the IDF recruiting office.
A major commotion broke out, with sporadic singing amongst the gathered crowd. In midst of the tumult, a patrol car was overturned.
At the same time, military police made their way to the Givat Mordechai neighborhood of Yerushalayim, not far from Chevron Yeshiva, to a arrest a bochur who had not reported to the IDF recruitment office. The bochur has attending a friend’s wedding earlier in the evening.
Police also attempted an arrest in Givat Shaul. Protestors blocked police at about 4:30 a.m.
The police left both Yerushalayim and Ashdod empty-handed.
Observers told Matzav.com that it seemed strange from the start why the officers showed up to make these arrests in the overnight hours, disturbing the nighttime peace of the neighborhoods.
David Steger – Matzav.com Israel / Video, Photos: Bechadrei Chareidim, Flash 87