A soldier was sentenced to 30 days in military prison after telling his commanders he would refuse to continue participating in his unit’s operations in the territories.
Corporal D., 19, a combat soldier in the Haruv Battalion of the Kfir Brigade, was sentenced not for refusing to serve in the West Bank, but for refusing to perform his duties.
D. announced his refusal after taking part in a March 26 operation in the village of Kifl Hares, in the northern West Bank. The soldier, several of his friends and several Palestinians present said Palestinian prisoners were abused during the operation.
IDF soldiers should be further encouraged to resist operations in the West Bank.