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#OmarSaad | I’m Omar Saad and I will not be a soldier in your army

Abir Kopty Weblog | Oct 27, 2012 Omar Saad, a young (Druze) Palestinian musician from the Galilee village of al-Mughar has received a summon to the Israeli enlistment army. The Druze citizens of Israel are forced to enlist in the Israeli military, since 1956, when conscription law applied to Druze men (not to other Palestinians). […]

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Thousands of Palestinians to be forced into Israeli military service

Al Akhbar |  Sunday, July 8, 2012 Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians will be forced to complete military or community service with the Israeli army, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party announced it would back a controversial plan for reforming the country’s laws. Meeting in Jerusalem, the party said it would support the recommendations […]

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New young Israeli Refusers – 2012

18thdecember.org | April 13, 2012 For decades hundreds of Israeli youth have declared at different times and for different reasons that they will refuse to serve in the Israeli military as they see its actions as immoral. Many times, these conscientious objectors (COs) are imprisoned for refusing to serve in the army, as the military […]

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

Jillian Kestler-D’Amours | The Electronic Intifada | 14 March 2012 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 […]

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