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A protest and solidarity vigil, in support of the imprisoned Conscientious objector Natan Blanc will take place tomorrow, Sat. Feb.2, 2013

Tommorow, Sat. February 2, we join with the activists of Yesh Gvul in a protest outside Military Prison 6 at Atlit, in support of the imprisoned Concientious Objector Natan Blanc.

Natan Blanc, 19 years old from Haifa, arrived, monday, 21.1.2013 , to the Induction Base in Tal-hashomer, where he again declared his refusal to serve in the Israeli Army.

He was sentenced to 20 days of imprisonment for his refusal, in the military prison No. 6 near Atlit. In his refusal declaration Natan Blanc wrote:

"I began thinking about refusing to conscripted into the Israeli Army during the 'Cast Lead' operation in 2008. The wave of aggressive militarism that swept the country then, the expressions of mutual hatred, and the vacuous talk about stamping out terror and creating a deterrent effect were the primary trigger for my refusal.

Today, after four years full of terror, without a political process [towards peace negotiations], and without quiet in Gaza and Sderot, it is clear that the Netanyahu Government, like that of his predecessor Olmert, is not interested in finding a solution to the existing situation, but rather in preserving it.

From their point of view, there is nothing wrong with our initiating a “Cast Lead 2″ operation every three or four years (and then 3, 4,5 and 6): we will talk of deterrence, we will kill some terrorist, we will lose some civilians on both sides, and we will prepare the ground for a new generation full of hatred on both sides.

As representatives of the people, members of the cabinet have no duty to present their vision for the futures of the country, and they can continue with this bloody cycle, with no end in sight.

But we, as citizens and human beings, have a moral duty to refuse to participate in this cynical game."

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