Hundreds of thousands of Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jews rallied at the entrance to Jerusalem in a prayer vigil, protesting a proposed law that would cut the number of military draft exemptions for seminary students, police said.
Israel deployed 3,500 police officers to handle a demonstration in Jerusalem today by ultra- Orthodox Jews protesting a proposed law that would reduce the number of military draft exemptions for seminary students.
Palestinian gunmen opened fire on an Israeli police car in the West Bank, seriously wounding one officer, Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said by phone. Two other policemen in the vehicle were wounded less seriously, he added. Police are searching the area of the attack for the assailants, he said.