Two Israelis Jailed for Refusing Army Service

October 2, 2014 2:08 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0
02 Oct
2:08 AM

Israeli teens Uriel Ferera and Udi Segal were sentenced to ten days in military prison for refusing to serve in the army. This is their eight and fourth prison terms respectively for refusing to take part in the occupation and oppression of the Palestinians.

01 October 2014 | Alternative Information Center (AIC) | Beit Sahour

Nineteen year old Uriel Ferera was sentenced on 29 September to ten days in military prison. This is his eighth prison term for refusing to serve for reasons of conscience due to his opposition to the occupation of the Palestinian people and discrimination against Palestinians inside Israel.

Prior to his fifth imprisonment, Ferera wrote “I have already spent 70 days in prison for refusing to enlist, on conscientious grounds. The reasons are that the army violates human rights in the occupied territories, and kills and humiliates the Palestinians people. For me as a religious person – this goes against the view that God created us all in his own image, and that we have no right to harm human lives..Tomorrow I have to report at the military induction base and refuse once more. I will start my fifth term in prison. And I am proud of myself for going to prison, and not taking part in war crimes.’

IMEMC note: A video of Uriel’s statement just prior to his shcduled deployment, in April, can be viewed here.

Eighteen year old Udi Segal was sentenced on 29 September to ten days in military prison. This is his fourth prison term for refusing to serve for reasons of conscience due to his opposition to the occupation of the Palestinian people and discrimination against Palestinians inside Israel.

Additional details about Uriel, including contact information and how to demand his freedom, may be found here

Additional details about Udi, including contact information and how to demand his freedom, may be found here

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