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On Sunday, Ill report to the induction base and say once again that I refuse to enlist.

Laura Milo, age 19,

Ending a year of community service in Yerucham

Will report to the main induction base ("Bakum")
English after the Hebrew


"On Sunday, I'll report to the induction base and say once again that I refuse to enlist."



Laura Milo, age 19,

Ending a year of community service in Yerucham

Will report to the main induction base ("Bakum")



On Sunday February 22nd, at 7.30 a.m.



We'll accompany Laura with a protest vigil


At the gate to the Tel-Hashomer induction center ("Lishkat hagiyus")



Affirming her right to exemption from service on grounds of conscience;

Calling the army "Conscience Committee" to retract its decision that,

"Her problem isn't one of conscience."



Laura wrote:

I cannot take part in the injustices that our country carries out through the IDF.

I am not a pacifist; my objection is to the occupation.



I went to Yerucham ... with a sense of pioneering,

forming a new model of community work

Through the young people I worked with and my personal experience

I encountered the ugliness of our society

The injustice guiding the policies of our government

The work ... reinforced my sense of duty to create something different.



It is my conscientious duty to tell my truth fully.

I will refuse out of a deeply personal motive:

So I can go on living in this country

At peace with what my conscience tells me.

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Inbal Gelbert is serving a third term in military prison;

Adam Maor, Haggai Matar, Matan Kaminer, Noam Bahat and Shimri Tzameret are serving a second year in prison -

All denied the right to exemptions on grounds of conscience.



The "Shministim"; New Profile; The Refusers' Parents Forum; Yesh Gvul

Ask you to join the our call for:

Freedom to live by one's conscience - Freedom to refuse crimes of oppression and occupation.



For additional details: Lotahn 053-257242 Buses to the "Bakum" gate: 45, 55, 64, 70

Donations to New Profile and to The Refusers' Parents Forum

Can be sent to: POB 3454, Ramat Hasharon 47100

homepage: homepage: http://www.newprofile.org