Archive for April 2012

Conscientious objector Noam Gur sentenced to prison for her refusal to join the Israeli Army.

April 18th, 2012 — 12:41am

Noam Gur, 18 year old from, Kiryat Motzkin near Haifa, arrived yesterday morning, Monday, 16 April, to the Induction Base in Tel Hashomer, where she declared her refusal to serve in the Israeli Army as it is an occupying force. She was sentenced to 10 days of imprisonment for her refusal. She has refused to wear military uniform and was transferred to solitary confinement.

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Protest in support of refusers Alon Gurman and Noam Gur

April 17th, 2012 — 7:19am

Dozens gathered in the entrance to Tel Hashomet military base, where Noam Gur and Alon Gurman were to be imprisoned for refuring to serve in the Israeli army , in their words due to:

We, Noam Gur and Alon Gurman, hereby declare that we will not do that which is been forced on us by the state, and will refuse to join the Israeli army.

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New young Israeli Refusers – 2012

April 10th, 2012 — 12:16am

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 service is mandatory in Israel for all youth at the age of 18 for a period of 3 years for men and 2 years for women (There are parts of Israeli society that are automatically exempted from military service such as the Palestinian citizens of Israel and most Jewish-religious women).

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Alon Gurman – 2012

April 9th, 2012 — 11:56pm

Alon Gurman, 19

Name: Alon Gurman
Age: 19
Location: Tel Aviv
Why I am one of the Shministim:

“ My refusal to serve in the Israeli military, in addition to being a refusal to take part in occupation and apartheid, is an act of solidarity with our Palestinian friends living under Israeli regime, and those who bravely choose to struggle against it.”

Released by the army without being imprisoned

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Noam Gur – 2012

April 9th, 2012 — 11:51pm

Name: Noam Gur
Age: 18
Location: Kiryat Motzkin
Why I am one of the Shministim:

For years I have been told that this control is supposed to protect me, but information about the suffering caused due to terrorizing the Palestinian population is omitted from the story…

First Sentence: April 16 – April 25 2012 (10 days)

Second sentence: April 29th – May 8th (10 days)

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