Israeli woman becomes longest jailed military objector

May 19, 2016 in News by RBN Staff

Source: WHTT

by: JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press 

JERUSALEM (AP) — A 19-year-old Israeli woman has spent more than three months in military prison in what supporters say is the longest sentence ever handed down to a female conscientious objector.,,Tair Kaminer is refusing to perform compulsory military service because of her opposition to Israel’s nearly 50-year military occupation of Palestinian lands. Although she is not the first conscientious objector, her lengthy jail term — coupled with a newspaper column she is keeping — are drawing additional attention to her case…In a phone interview from jail, Kaminer said she is ready to serve the country, just not in a military capacity: “We are creating generations of hate on both sides that will only make the situation worse,” she said. “If we don’t stop it, we must oppose it.”

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