IDF Major Jailed for Refusing Duty
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IDF Major Jailed for Refusing Duty

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An Israel Defense Force major was sentenced last week to 25 days in military prison for refusing to serve in the administered territories.

Maj. Zvi Nir-Al was the 100th and highest-ranking reservist jailed since the intifada began in December 1987 for refusal to serve where he was assigned. Of the 100, 11 were officers and 89 held lower rank.

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