Video, Photos: Mass Protests Over Arrest of Habochur Eliyahu Cohen

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hafganah-protest-eliyahu-cohen[Video and photos below.] Eliyahu Cohen, a talmid of Yeshiva Orchos Dovid in Yerushalayim, was arrested on Monday for disobeying orders related to enlistment in the IDF.

People filled the streets of Yerushalayim, particularly Geulah and Kikar Shabbos, today, Thursday, to protest the arrest.

Armed police officers violently sought to chase away the crowds, using force against the unarmed protestors.

The activity caused tremendous traffic jams in and around the area.

The bochur received a sentence of 20 days in jail, but sources say that he will be released possibly by tomorrow morning and no later than Erev Yom Tov.

Click below for a video clip of today’s protest:

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{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau/Photos/Bechadrei Chareidim-Matzav Israel}

19 COMMENTS

  1. who is the civilized am kodesh, If they would have a peaceful demonstration (like they did here in Manhattan) they would look like people that can be reasoned with, one whose opinion matters, instead they look like hoodlums and buffoons

  2. Tne vast majority of Gedolim” Rav Steinman, Rav Kanievsky, Rav Karelitz, Rav Scheiner, The Gerrer Rebbe, the Belzer Rebbe, etc. DO NOT approve of these riots.
    Not only is it bittul Torah and unfair to the ehrliche yidden shopping before Pesach but is arguably a serious Chillul Hashem. This looks like some other protests I have seen in the inner cities r’l.

  3. honestly #7 think of what you right before you write it because that is probvaly one of the stupidest things ive ever read!!!

  4. THE COPS ARE A BUNCH OF ANIMALS!!!!! POOR HORSES THAT THEY HAVE SUCH ANIMALS RIDING THEM AND DRAGGING THEM INTO THIS!!!! MISHTARA YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES!!!!!

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