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100th Reserve Soldier Goes to Jail for Refusing to Serve in Lebanon

A 25-year-old university student this week became the 100th reserve soldier to go to prison for refusing to serve in Lebanon, the Yesh Gevul (There is a Limit) movement announced today. Peter Kobi was sentenced by a military court to 28 days in an army stockade for refusing to obey his call-up notice.

A statement issued by the Yesh Gevul movement of conscientious objectors said that “the 100 are in the forefront of the public fight to bring the soldiers home immediately.”

Four IDF reservists are at present serving prison terms for refusing to serve in south Lebanon. Not all soldiers refusing such orders are sent to prison. In some cases officers appear to prefer issuing them with alternate orders to do their reserve service elsewhere.