Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews set trash bins on fire and hurled stones at police in Jerusalem during a protest against military conscription. Israel recently passed a contentious law to gradually increase ultra-Orthodox army enlistment. (April 10)
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1. Protesters overturning rubbish bin and cheering
2. Pan right of Jewish protesters chanting and burning rubbish bin
3. Mid of child holding sign reading (English) "Civil uprising against suppression of religion"
4. Wide of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered in street for protest
5. Various of rubbish bins set on fire in street with protesters surrounding them
6. Various of Israeli police walking down streets amongst burning rubbish bins
7. Tracking shot of protesters running
8. Mid of Israeli police truck pushing rubbish bins out of the way
9. Israeli police officers on horses
Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews clashed with police on Thursday in Jerusalem during a protest against military conscription.
A police spokesman said protesters hurled stones and bottles at police and set rubbish bins on fire.
Police on horseback pushed the protesters back and five were arrested.
The protest was meant as a show of support for an ultra-Orthodox man who refused to appear at a military recruitment center.
Israel recently passed a contentious law that aims to gradually increase ultra-Orthodox army enlistment.
A system of military exemptions for the ultra-Orthodox has bred resentment among Israel's majority, whose sons serve three years.
Ultra-Orthodox leaders say they serve Israel through religious study and prayer and fear integration into the military will pose a threat to their way of life