TEL AVIV (Jul. 31)
Four more reserve soldiers were sentenced to prison terms from 28 to 40 days last week for refusing to serve in Lebanon. This brought the number of reservists so far punished for refusal to serve to 75, according to the Yesh Gevul (There is a limit) organization. Seven reservists are now serving prison terms.
In a number of cases, reservists who have completed their sentences are immediately called up again and posted to Lebanon. Some of them have refused a second time, and have again been sentenced to prison terms.
Dozens of Yesh Gevul members demonstrated yesterday outside the military prison where reservists are serving their sentences. Some climbed a nearby hill and displayed banners of encouragement to those behind the prison walls.