Draft Dodger Haredi Yeshiva Student Released From Prison Early After Leading Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Intervenes And Haredi Threaten Widespread Violence
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Eliyahu Cohen, the draft dodging haredi yeshiva student whose arrest and 20-day prison sentence sparked widespread haredi rioting, has suddenly been freed from military prison, Arutz Sheva reported.
Cohen was freed today allegedly after the most senior Zionist Orthodox rabbi, Haim Druckman, negotiated his release in time for Passover with the IDF.
Several haredi Members of Knesset from both the Ashkenazi Untied Torah Judaism Party and Sefardi haredi Shas Party had previously tried to negotiate Cohen's release, but failed.
Druckman, an Israel Prize winner, is a notorious defender of Zionist Orthodox rabbis convicted of pedophilia and related crimes and has also been a harsh critic of these rabbis’ victims.
Haredi MK Meir Porush (UTJ) also threatened Police Commissioner Major General Yohanan Danino with violence and widespread riots and protests if Cohen was not released.
"The result of the arrests will be ‘events’ that are not under the aegis of the military courts when the state finds itself in a whirlwind of riots and protests, so that in the end, it will be the civilian police that have to intervene for the sake of the public peace.”
Cohen’s sudden early release has apparently caused haredi protests planned for Passover to be cancelled.