Israel woman who refused to take part in the country's 'killing, violence and destruction' released

Nineteen-year-old Israeli woman, Hallel Rabin, who refused to complete her military service in the occupied Palestinian territories rejecting any involvement in what she called "killing, violence and destruction" has been released. Rabin was kept in detention in a military prison for a total of 56 days for refusing to serve in the Israeli army and was facing a further 80 days in jail. But after four hearings, an army board finally accepted that her pacifism was sincere and not driven by "political considerations", which would have landed her more prison time. Initially members of the Israeli army's "conscience committee" concluded that Rabin "opposes Israeli violence directed at the Palestinians" and this, according to the committee, is not regarded as conscientious objection, … Continue reading Israel woman who refused to take part in the country's 'killing, violence and destruction' released