A religious clash in Israel.. The chief rabbi threatens to leave the country due to the conscription law

Written by Abdel Wahab El Gendy

Sunday, March 10, 2024 01:10 PM

The Israeli administration has witnessed great political confusion since the occupation forces launched their land, sea and air war on the Gaza Strip, on the seventh day of last October. This time, “Tel Aviv” is witnessing a religious clash because of… Conscription law Which seeks to implement it and force the religious Haredim to join the ranks of the army.

According to Hebrew media, Israel’s chief rabbi, Yitzhak Yosef, threatened to leave the country if the government decided to force the religious Haredim to join the ranks of the Israeli occupation army.

Israeli party circles are seeking to amend the conscription law, to include religious Jews, known as “Haredim,” on the basis that “all segments of society must serve the country.”

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant calls for amending the law to achieve the goals of the war on Gaza, stressing in previous statements that Israel needs unity and partnership in decisions related to the future.

Ministers Benny Gantz and Gadi Eisenkot also linked their support for the decision to extend the period of military service with acceptance of their plan to expand conscription, with the aim of gradually increasing the number of conscripts over the next decade, according to the “Times of Israel.”

Israeli occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu found himself facing a real danger that threatens to dismantle the government coalition, after moving the “conscription law” draft, which successive governments have been postponing over the past decade, to ensure the Haredi (religious) parties’ continued support for it and avoid its overthrow.

On the first of March, the Bnei Brak Salama area, east of Tel Aviv, in the occupied territories of Palestine, witnessed massive demonstrations rejecting the amendment to the law, and the Israeli police dragged a number of Israelis through the streets.

At that time, the Hebrew Radio published a video showing a number of Israeli police officers dragging and arresting a number of refuseniks. The conscription law in IsraelThis crisis revolves around exempting religious institute students from military service in Israel.

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