Druse and Bedouin soldiers in Israel fear they could be fired on by settlers if they take part in the Gaza Strip withdrawal. After reports surfaced this week of a right-wing rabbi who had issued an edict allowing for settlers to shoot at non-Jewish soldiers who come to evacuate them, a Druse soldier serving in Gaza asked visiting Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz on Tuesday if he and other minority conscripts were at risk. No non-Jewish soldiers “will be subjected to incitement in Israel,” Livni said in response.
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