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April 1, 2005
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Leading Israeli rabbis called on troops to go AWOL rather than help evacuate settlements in the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank. Thursday’s open letter, signed by former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Avraham Shapira and the rabbis of the Yesha settler council, urged army conscripts and reservists not to return to duty after the Passover holiday.

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