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18/07/2013 16:18 BST | Updated 18/07/2013 16:25 BST

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Soldiers In Israel Come Under Attack From Fellow Community Members (VIDEO)

Ultra-Orthodox Jews signing up for compulsory military service in the Israeli Army are coming under attack from fellow community members.

Reports of abuses have left many ultra-Orthodox Jews frightened to leave their homes.

A hugely culturally contentious issue, which was at the forefront of the January elections, ultra-Orthodox Jews had been exempted from the draft for decades, allowing them to pursue religious education.

However, the new government abolished the 65-year-old legislation in an attempt to bring together a more secular society, leading to fresh tensions between the government and the religious group.