“I can’t take part in these crimes”: Israeli refusenik @GNoam interviewed ~ by @Intifada

Noam Gur holds a copy of her public statement saying she will reject military conscription.

(Oren Ziv / ActiveStills)

Earlier this week, 18-year-old Israeli Noam Gur publicly announced her intention to refuse mandatory service in the Israeli army. Set to be drafted next month on 16 April, Gur stated in an open letter: “I refuse to take part in the Israeli army because I refuse to join an army that has, since it was established, been engaged in dominating another nation, in plundering and terrorizing a civilian population that is under its control” (“I refuse to join an army that has, since it was established, been engaged in dominating another nation: An interview with Israeli refuser Noam Gur,” Mondoweiss, 12 March 2012).

The Electronic Intifada contributor Jillian Kestler-D’Amours spoke with Gur about what influenced her decision to refuse military service, what the response has been so far and what she wants other young Israelis to know about the realities of serving in the Israeli army.

Jillian Kestler-D’Amours: Why have you decided to refuse your military service?

Read the whole interview at the Electronic Intifada 



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After the interview another Israeli decided to join in refusing mandatory service in tzahal. You can read the statement on Mondoweiss’ website


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