July 24, 2014

We Are Israeli Reservists. We Refuse to Serve

Yael Even Or, Washington Post

The Associated Press

Whenever the Israeli army drafts the reserves — which are made up of ex-soldiers — there are dissenters, resisters, and AWOLers among the troops called to war. Now that Israel has sent troops to Gaza again and reserves are being summoned to service, dozens are refusing to take part.

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