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Orthodox Jew refuses military service and is sentenced to prison

A young Orthodox Jew declared his refusal to serve in the Israeli Army late last month. Uriel Ferara, an 18-year old Israeli, was consequently sentenced to a first prison term of 20 days. He is currently in solitary confinement in military prison, and upon his release, he will most likely be sentenced to another prison term.

A viola player challenges a militarized society

Oma Saa'd, conscientious objector, demonstrates peacefully and playfully in front of the Israeli military base in Tiberias, Dec 4, 2013.

Oma Saa'd, conscientious objector, demonstrates peacefully and playfully in front of the Israeli military base in Tiberias, Dec 4, 2013.

Dec. 5 update: Today, news broke that Omar has been sentenced to a first prison term of 20 days in military prison number 6. He's being transferred there now. For more on this, please review New Profile’s report

Omar Saa’d is hardly 18 years old, yet he has once again challenged the order to serve in the Israeli Army.

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