ISRAEL: More court-martials of conscientios objectors, and repeated imprisonment


A third conscientious objector is now facing a court-martial in Israel. Other conscientious objectors still get repeatedly sentenced to imprisonment by the Israeli military.

Dror Boimel (12373), who was sentenced to a seventh prison term on 20 February, and who is also facing a court-martial, was temporarily released on 23 February. The legal team of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), which is defending Dror Boimel, succeeded to get for him a new hearing by the 'Conscience Committee', which rejected his claim to be a pacifist last year. As there is no legal right to conscientious objection in Israel, chances to get exempted are low.

Uri Ya'acobi (ISR12376) is facing a first hearing of his court-martial at Jaffa Military Court today. He spent already seven prison terms in Military Prison - a total of more than 138 days. War Resisters' International protested by fax at Jaffa Military Court today (see

Adam Maor (ISR12843) received a third prison term on 23 February. He was first imprisoned on 10 December 2002, and spent most of the time in prison since. WRI assumes that he is again imprisoned in Military Prison No 4.

War Resisters' International calls for letters of support to all imprisoned conscientious objectors in Israel.

Uri Ya'acobi (Mil ID 7342725)
Adam Maor (Mil ID 7246176)
Military Prison No 4
Military postal code 02507
IDF, Israel
(for details of previously imprisoned COs, see

War Resisters' International calls for letters of protest to the Isreali authorities, and Israeli embassies abroad. It is especially important to send protest faxes to the Jaffa Military Court: Jaffa Military Court
91-93 Yeffet Street
Tel Aviv - Jaffa
Fax: +972-3-512646 -0 /-1

War Resisters' International calls for the immediate release of all imprisoned conscientious objectors.

Andreas Speck
War Resisters' International
Shaul Mofaz
Minister of Defence,
Ministry of Defence,
37 Kaplan st.,
Tel-Aviv 61909,
e-mail: or Fax: +972-3-696-27-57 / +972-3-691-69-40 / +972-3-691-79-15

Commander of Military Prison No. 4,
Military Postal Code 02507
IDF, Israel
Fax: +972-3-957-52-76

Commander of Military Prison No 6
Military Prison No 6
Military postal number 01860,
IDF, Israel.
Fax: +972-4-869-28-84

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