ISRAEL: Conscientious objector Yuval Oron-Ofir sentenced to third prison term


Israeli conscientious objector Yuval Oron-Ofir was sentenced to a third prison term - this time 21 days - for his refusal to enlist in the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) on 14 December 2008. He is due out on 2 January 2009.

Yuval Oron-Ofir is a signatory of the 2008 letter of the Shministim (High School seniors). He was first sentenced to 14 days imprisonment on 24 November 2008 (see co-alert, 26 November 2008), and had been due to be released on 7 December. He was then sentenced to 7 days on 7 December 2008 (see co-alert, 9 December 2008).

War Resisters' International calls for letters of support to all Yuval Oron-Ofir:

Yuval Oron-Ofir

Military ID 201205580

Military Prison No 6

Military Postal Code 01860, IDF


Fax: +972-4-9540580

War Resisters' International calls for letters of protest to the Israeli authorities, and Israeli embassies abroad. An email letter can to Israels Minister of Defence Ehud Barak can be sent at /node/6203.

Please send a copy of your letter to the Shministim (High School Seniors), who plan to use them in a demonstration. Please send copies to: Salon Mazal, Salame 50, Tel Aviv, Israel.

War Resisters' International calls for the immediate release of conscientious objectors Yuval Oron-Ofir and all other imprisoned conscientious objectors.

Andreas Speck

War Resisters' International