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Saturday, January 10, 2004

The growing refusenik movement within the Israeli armed forces is not only a positive sign in a conflict so often relentlessly depressing, but an inspiration to those of us around the world campaigning against the violence of their own governments. However the movement has clearly got the Israeli government rattled. This was demonstrated by the sentencing of rive Concientious Objectors (CO's) to a year in prison no top of the year they had already spent for refusing to serve in the army, although as they are to be held until they agree to serve there sentence is in fact unlimited. Typically CO's only get a light sentence, but an example is being made of them. A campaign has been launched demanding their release and is already attracting considerable support.

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