Thursday, July 11, 2013 2:07 pm
Ultra-Orthodox soldier attacked in Jerusalem
The Associated Press
Ultra-Orthodox men are exempt from military service. Men who choose to serve in the army are frequently shunned by their communities. In Thursday's incident, police say a vehicle full of ultra-Orthodox men yelled curses and threw objects at the soldier as he was walking. The soldier was unhurt.
Anger has been rising as the Israeli government prepares to begin drafting ultra-Orthodox men. Israel's Channel 2 reported that 80 such attacks have taken place in the last few months. Neither army nor police spokesmen could confirm that number.