You may have heard the exciting news that in the largest wave of refusal in six years, 60 Israeli youth declared in a letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu: “We Refuse to Serve in the Occupation Army.”
Well an article has appeared in the Hebrew press quoting Gal Yoseph, the head of a national body of high school students, responding to the Shministim refusal letter.
“If they endorse ways of peace, they should not act in ways of war. What they do when they declare themselves to be draft refusers amounts in fact to a declaration of war.”
Yoseph is the chairperson of the Israeli high school student and youth council– “the national one, the no.1 figure, was elected last July,” says Ofer Neiman, who provided the translation.