Israeli reservist soldiers create petition refusing to serve
An Israeli soldier stands guard as a Palestinian family is interrogated for the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers in the occupied West Babk
Israeli reservist soldiers create petition refusing to serve.
Whenever the Israeli army drafts the reserves — which are made up of ex-soldiers — there are dissenters, resisters, and AWOLers among the troops called to war. Now that Israel has sent troops to Gaza again and reserves are being summoned to service, dozens are refusing to take part.
Source: The Washington Post
Iraqi minorities face unprecedented discrimination.
Jalal Dhiyab Thijeel was tall, funny and handsome, qualities that should have made him a popular man in Basra, Iraq, where he lived. But he was also black, one of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who have been pushed to the margins of society based on their skin color ... For his audacity, Jalal was assassinated last year in Basra.
Source: The New York Times
Returning home is the only real solution to the plight of the Palestinians.
Each day, under the cover of force and violence, Israel transfers part of its population into the West Bank to create facts on the ground. Illegal under international law and revealing the true intentions of successive Israeli governments, this population of settlers has taken over land and natural resources, while Palestinian refugees - the one-time inhabitants of the land - live in squalor and only the certainty of dispossession.
Source: Al Jazeera
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