Daniel Timerman, son of Jacobo Timerman, the former Argentinian journalist imprisoned for several years by the Argentine authorities, was yesterday sentenced to 28 days in an army prison for refusing to serve inside Lebanon, on grounds of conscience.
His father said that it was strange that in a country where a young man or woman could get out of army service on grounds of religion, his son could not refuse to serve on grounds of conscience. He said he had left Argentina to avoid such practices.
Daniel Timerman, 31 who said he had served in Lebanon for one week but had been “shocked by what he had seen,” stated that he was fully prepared to serve anywhere within Israel.
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