ISRAEL: CO Yosef Sendik sentenced to 28 days imprisonment


Today War Resisters' International learned from the Israeli organisation Yesh Gvul that Capt. (res.) Yosef ("Sefi") Sendik has been sentenced to 28 days imprisonment (14 suspended) for his refusal to participate in an army of occupation. Sendik, a marketing expert from Tel Aviv, is to serve his sentence in Military Prison No. 6 (Athlit), along with Capt. (res.) Dan Tamir (ISR11385-210801), already imprisoned for refusal to take part in the current campaign of repression, and CO's Frst. Serg. (res.) Jonathan Moss (ISR11306-100801) and conscript Ariel Levin (ISR11307-210801/140801/100801). Yesh Gvul comments that the recent marked increase in the numbers of jailings for refusal may reflect a change in army policy. Hitherto, the overwhelming majority of over 200 refuseniks who have contacted Yesh Gvul reported that they were not subjected to disciplinary action. Instead, their superiors offered them alternative postings - evidently on a directive from above to keep the growing number of refusals from grabbing media headlines.

War Resisters' International calls for support to Yosef Sendik, who is imprisoned in Military Prison No. 6. His address:

Yosef Sendik Military Prison No. 6 Military Postal Number 03734 IDF Israel.

War Resisters' International also asks you to write protest letters to the Israeli authorities (addresses given below).

Andreas Speck, War Resisters' International


Military Attorney General, Military postal number 9605, IDF, Israel. Fax: +972-3-569-43-70

Lt. Gen. Shaul Mofaz, IDF Chief of Staff, Ha-Qirya, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Fax: +972-3-569-55-94

Mr. Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, Minister of Defence, Ministry of Defence, 37 Kaplan st., Tel-Aviv 61909, Israel. e-mail: Fax: +972-3-696-27-57 / +972-3-691-69-40 / +972-3-691-79-15

Mr. Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister Prime Ministers' Office, Qiriat David Ben-Gurion Jerusalem, Israel. e-mail: Fax: +972-2-566-48-38 / +972-2-651-26-31

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