Two Occupation Objectors Sent to Military Prison for Second Time

An Israeli military tribunal sentenced two objectors to the occupation, Tamar Alon and Tamar Ze’evi, to 10 days in military prison on Monday, November 28, for refusing to be conscripted into the army. Two weeks ago, the young women declared their conscientious objection at the Israeli army’s Tel Hashomer induction center, saying that they refuse to take part in the oppression of the Palestinian people. At that time they were each sentenced to seven days in military prison.

Tamar Alon and Tamar Ze’evi

Tamar Alon and Tamar Ze’evi (Photo: Mesarvot)

At the end of their current prison stint, the two will be released for the weekend, after which they will be required to report yet again for induction. Both young women are asking to perform alternative civilian national service instead of being conscripted into the military. Earlier this year, another conscientious objector, Tair Kaminer, spent a cumulative total of five months in military prison, the longest period ever for a female objector.


Occupation Objectors Tamar Alon & Tamar Ze’evi Refuse Conscription