Four Israeli police officers injured in Charedi draft riot
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Four Israeli police officers injured in Charedi draft riot

Authorities use stun grenades and water cannons to break up violent scuffles from Orthodox protesters

Charedi Jews being targeted with water cannons in Jerusalem during a protest in November 2017
Charedi Jews being targeted with water cannons in Jerusalem during a protest in November 2017

Four police officers were injured during clashes with Charedi demonstrators protesting in Jerusalem against mandatory conscription.

The police used riot control measures, including stun grenades and water cannons, to break up the violent demonstration on Sunday night.

The demonstration took place in front of the Israel Defence Forces recruitment centre in Jerusalem. Demonstrators reportedly also threw objects at police officers and passing cars.

The riot reportedly was sparked by attempts by the military police to arrest a woman, who was at the IDF recruitment office, for refusing to enlist.

Several demonstrators also were reported injured.

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