LAST_UPDATEWed, 20 Jun 2018 9am

Female Israeli Soldier Uses Martial Arts To Fight Off Crowd Of Ultra-Orthodox Demonstrators As They Call Her A 'Wh***'

A fearless female soldier put her martial arts training to good use when she fought off dozens of Jewish ultra-Orthodox anti-draft protesters during a rally in Jerusalem.

Off-duty soldier Nomi Golan fended off a baying crowd of protesters, demonstrating against the arrest of two yeshiva students who refused to show up to the military recruitment office.

Using a series of expert karate kicks and chops, Golan held back the violent rabble who were preventing a car from driving up a street.

IDF soldiers are taught the Israeli fighting method of Krav Maga, which uses elbows, knees and locks to inflict as much damage on enemies as possible.

The Washington Post reports that her subsequent interview in Hebrew with local media revealed she had stopped to help the car pass through the protest.

She said her was to approach the protest's leaders and tell them to back off.

'They attacked me, so as a soldier, a civilian, an old woman, young or no matter what role I or what I was wearing, I defended myself as I would in any other situation,' she said, according to the Facebook page First Report, quoted by the Post.

During such angry ulta-Orthodox protests, young men block roads and spit and curse at passing motorists to draw attention to their anger over military service.

With the exception of Israeli Arabs and the ultra-Orthodox, all men and women are required to serve in the army at the age of 18.

This has caused tension in recent years as there are those who feel they should serve and shoulder the country’s burden too.

Some yeshiva students have been instructed not to respond to call up papers or even request the exemption as is required from the ultra-Orthodox Jews, which is where the source of protest stems.


- Daily Mail