Israel: Innocent woman sent flying by police skunk-water cannon

An innocent woman trying to cross the road is sent flying, propelled by police skunk-water cannon, after being caught in an ultra-Orthodox protest in Jerusalem on Sunday
Police deployed the water cannon, which is diluted with a putrid smelling substance, to disperse an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sit-in against army conscription at a main intersection in the city.
Footage shows several protesters being repeatedly struck by water, before policemen attempt to drag them away from the sit-in. Military service in Israel is compulsory for all men and women who are 18 years old, but when the country was created in 1948, its first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion allowed 400 ultra-Orthodox Jews to avoid compulsory service to study the Torah.
Earlier in September, Israel's Supreme Court ruled that exemptions for ultra-Orthodox Jews were unconstitutional.


By: Ruptly (28497.00)

Tags: orthodox jews, water cannon, skunk water

Location: Jerusalem, Israel