Soldiers refuse Hebron evictions

Twelve Israeli soldiers face disciplinary hearings after refusing to evict Jewish settlers from disputed West Bank properties.

Army officials said Monday that the soldiers, 10 members of a conscript infantry unit and two commanders, had announced they would not take part in the planned eviction of two Hebron families. The army said they would be court-martialed for insubordination.

The evictions are to take place Tuesday at buildings disputed by settlers and Palestinians.

The case is reminiscent of a spate of walkouts and mutinies by soldiers who objected to the 2005 evacuation of settlers from the
Gaza Strip.

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