100 officers reject military services, protest against judicial overhaul – Middle East Monitor
About 100 officers from a secret Israeli Air Force unit have threatened to stop military service if the government goes ahead with legislation that limits the power of the judiciary.
This came in a letter signed by the officers and sent to the media. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz it was reported on Friday that the list of officials includes two former Air Force commanders.
“Our conscience may decide that we can no longer be part of the reserve service,” the officials wrote, adding: “We fear that it may be a violation to participate in the military service in view of the Constitutional changes that would undermine Israeli democracy. oath, our conscience and our mission.”
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According to HaaretzHundreds of officers and commanders from various units announced on Thursday that they would quit their military services as a reserve starting on Sunday in protest against the judicial reform.
“We do not have a contract with a dictator,” they said in a letter sent to the media. “We will happily return to our voluntary work as soon as democracy is guaranteed.”
These letters were among similar letters signed and issued by hundreds of Israeli officers and commanders from Israel’s military and intelligence services.
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