Refusers Support Network

After he turned 18 in November 2013, Arab Palestinian Druze musician Omar Sa’ad, who is an Israeli citizen, from Maghar in the Galilee, was called-up for conscription for 4 December 2013 - he declared publicly his “refus[al] to take an assault rifle and point it at another human being.”

As we were writing this piece we received a reminder of our mission – a heart-wrenching letter from a group of inmates, reporting on wide-scale abuse and mistreatment (as well as humiliation on ethnic and religious grounds) in one of Israel’s mili


The following are the main provisions allow for exemption from military service in Israel.