Ultra-Orthodox Jews clash with police over Israeli army enlistment

February 6, 2014 4:17 PM

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews clash with police over Israeli army enlistment

JERUSALEM -- Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews blocked highways across Israel on Thursday and clashed with security forces to protest government plans to draft them into the military, police said.

The simultaneous rallies in numerous locations caused large traffic jams, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.

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