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FIRST ISRAEL JAILED FOR REFUSING MILITARY FOR “REVENGE GAZA WAR”

FIRST ISRAEL JAILED FOR REFUSING MILITARY FOR “REVENGE GAZA WAR”
9. abril 2024 ZLC Team

IS THE APARTHEID STATE ISRAEL A DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY?

Defying the Status Quo: Israeli Youth Takes a Stand Against Gaza Assault

The ongoing conflict in Gaza has brought forth a courageous voice from within Israel challenging the narrative of compulsory military service. Tal Mitnick, an 18-year-old, recently captured headlines as the first Israeli to refuse conscription since the start of Israel’s offensive over three months ago. Mitnick, who received a 30-day sentence in a military prison for his refusal, boldly states his rejection of what he labels a “revenge war” on Gaza. Despite just being released from jail, he remains unwavering in his stance, pledging to resist the draft “repeatedly until someone relents until the army grants me an exemption.” The catalyst for Mitnick’s decision can be traced back to the October 7 Hamas attack on southern Israel, an event that shattered the illusion of coexistence with occupation. “We must continue to strive for a fairer future,” Mitnick asserts, encouraging the younger generation of Israelis to advocate for peace. While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to persist in the assault on Gaza, Mitnick’s dissenting position sheds light on the intricacies within Israeli society and confronts the dominant narrative. Stay tuned for updates on this evolving story as we delve deeper into the voices and viewpoints shaping the conversation surrounding Israel’s military actions.

RELEASED ISRAELI WOMAN: SIGNS OF GROWING ANTI-WAR SENTIMENT?

Sofia Orr, the first Israeli woman jailed for refusing military service since October 7th, has just been released. In an interview with James O’Brien, Orr voiced her belief that it is fundamentally wrong to conscript children into becoming soldiers. With the war in Gaza now six months in, her release prompts questions about whether young Israelis are increasingly embracing anti-war sentiments.