Archive for December 2009

Mia Tamarin Discharged From Military

December 17th, 2009 — 3:24pm


After four prison terms, Israeli conscientious objector Mia Tamarin was finally discharged from the Israeli military. Continue reading »

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Third prison term for Or Ben-David

December 15th, 2009 — 11:23pm

Or Ben-David returns to prison after being sentenced for 34 days. This is her 3rd prison term in a row. After completing a second prison term, Or Ben-David, of the 2009-2010 high school seniors letter of refusal, was sentenced earlier today, Dec. 15th, to 34 days in prison. She will serve her sentence in the military prison for women (no. 400) in Tzrifin/Sarafand. Or is expected to be released on Jan. 21st and is likely to be imprisoned again soon afterwards.

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Or Ben-David Katz – 2010

December 9th, 2009 — 11:44am

Name: Or Ben-David
Age: 19
Location: Jerusalem
Why I am one of the Shministim:

I refuse because I want to make a difference. I want all those Palestinian youths who have lost hope to see that there are Israelis who care and who make a different choice. I want all those of my friends who became soldiers or who are about to become soldiers to see that things don’t have to be the way they are…”
Pre-Sentence: 28th Sept. 2009 (7 days of confinement to base)
First Sentence:
29th Oct. 2009 (20 days)
Second Sentence: 16th Nov. 2009 (20 days)
Third Sentence: 15th Dec. 2009 (34 days)

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