WATCH: Refusing to enlist in the IDF

“Only after the first time I went to the occupied territories did I realize that I could never be a part of the army.”  -Alon Gurman, 19, from Tel Aviv. 

In March 2012, Alon Gurman and three other Israelis announced their decision to refuse to serve in the Israel Defense Forces, forming the first collective refusal in recent years. Here is a short video telling the story of Noam Gur and Alon Gurman, who both came to the decision after joining demonstrations in the West Bank in solidarity with Palestinians opposing Israeli occupation and land theft. 




This video was produced by Israel Social TV, an independent media organization (NGO) working to promote social change, human rights, social justice and equality as well as to mobilize its viewers towards activism.

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