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  3/21/2014, Adar Bet 19, 5774

Litzman to Ya'alon: Released the Hareidi Draft Dodger


MK Ya’akov Litzman of the hareidi United Torah Judaism party on Thursday called on Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to release a yeshiva student who was arrested after he refused to comply with a summons to enlist for military service.

In his letter to Ya’alon, Litzman noted that the yeshiva student had been arrested after the passing of the the new draft law, which defers enlistment of yeshiva students for a period of three years.

“As soon as the law passed, he is no longer considered a draft dodger...he should not be inducted. Therefore, why he was arrested and tried for evading service?” wrote Litzman.