On the evening of 16 October in Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh protests «haredim» against the arrest of religious draft Dodgers from military service.
In Jerusalem, members of a religious movement «And-Peleg and Yerushalmi» blocked traffic at the intersection of Saray Yisrael and Jaffa, creating interference with the movement of the tram.
The press service of law enforcement agencies announced the arrest of eight protesters who refused to comply with the requirements of the police to release the roadway.
In Beit Shemesh protesters blocked traffic outside Nahar and-Yarden.
The reason for the protests was the arrest of two religious young people. Young men could obtain exemption from military service on the grounds that they are students of the yeshiva. But, fulfilling the decree of the head of the religious movement «And-Peleg and Yerushalmi» Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, they did not appear at the recruiting station for registration of the exemption. A military court they were sentenced to 20 days in prison for «evasion» from the service.