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2000 Refuse to Serve in Lebanon

An organization of reserve soldiers claimed today that more than 2,000 soldiers have signed a petition so far refusing to serve in Lebanon. The group, called “Yesh Gevul” (There’s a Limit) said at a press conference here that many have been punished.

The group was formed last July when 86 officers and men refused duty in Lebanon and signed a petition to that effect. Many were given alternative service in Israel but many others went to prison for disobedience to orders. According to Yesh Gevul, 61 officers and men were tried and sentenced by military courts. (By Gil Sedan)