IDF Enlistment Refusal Rally in Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel. 9th January, 2018. Activists attempt to stage a rally to gain support for questioning and refusal of mandatory military draft in Israel, following a recent open letter signed by 63 teenagers, addressed to the PM, Defense Minister and IDF Chief of Staff, declaring their refusal to serve in the IDF. Lead by Mesarvot, a left wing movement backed by US based Refusal Solidarity Network, they claim the army implements the policy of a racist government which violates human rights. Counter protesters broke up the rally utilizing violence and force. Police at scene mostly exercised inertness.