Givati Brigade soldiers refuse to partake in Gaza military operations

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TEL AVIV — On Wednesday, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that a group of Israeli occupation soldiers in the Givati Brigade refused to take part in military operations in the Gaza Strip, accusing their leadership of neglecting their psychological and physical well-being, Khaberni reported. اضافة اعلان

Opposition leader and Knesset member Yair Lapid, along with Israeli War Cabinet Member Benny Gantz, called on the government to oppose Israel’s plan to extend mandatory and reserve military service while exempting ultra-Orthodox from participation.

According to the Jerusalem Post, Lapid stated in a released statement, "There cannot be those who are equal and those who are more equal. The state must act as a state and create a clear relationship between rights and obligations. Those who do not enlist in the army should not receive funding."

This statement came after the government published its plan last week to extend the service of the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) due to the increasing number of casualties in the war and the need to expand the IOF to address the heightened security situation.

The basic principles of the plan include extending mandatory service to three years, raising the age exemption for reserve duty from 40 to 45 years, raising the exemption age for reserve officers to 50 years, and increasing the number of mandatory reserve service days per year. Notably, the plan does not include drafting ultra-Orthodox men into the IOF.

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