Israeli teenager refuses military service

Submitted by Matthew on 9 March, 2016 - 10:52

Israeli teenager Tair Kaminer has spent 45 days in prison for refusing compulsory military service in Israel.

Tair is the latest young person to refuse to serve due to Israel′s continued occupation and oppression of the Palestinian people. Tair is 19 years old and has now refused to join the army before three separate tribunals. She is about to start her third term in jail. There is a small but consistent movement of army refusers in Israel who work with other peace and left-wing organisations. Tair says “My refusal comes from my will to make my contribution to society, and make this a better place, and is part of an ongoing struggle for peace and equality.”

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