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.
Uriel joins Omar Sa’ad, a Palestinian-Druze citizen
who is serving his seventh consecutive prison term amounting to more than 130 days in total.