High Court freezes yeshiva students‘ IDF draft until new recruitment law

The Israeli High Court froze the draft and arrest orders against haredi (ultra-Orthodox) protesters of the draft bill for another 30 days on Thursday morning.

Haredi students were summoned in 2014 to settle their status following the repeal of the "Torato Omanuto" Law (Tal Law), which allowed ultra-Orthodox Jews to delay their military services.

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In 2016, the students revoked their statuses and as a result, the IDF issued them draft orders.

The students and argued that according to the Law of Security Services, the IDF is required to grant them draft exemptions because the office did not draft them within two years after the bill was canceled.

Translated by Tamar Beeri.

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