Palestine: the Israeli Police Forces Imprison a Young Durze who Refused to subject to conscription in the Army of the Occupation
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI0, strongly denounces the Israeli police order to imprison Zahreddine Saad, as a threat to him, in case of the non-compliance to the necessary medical examinations, to join the Israeli army, as any Israeli policeman carries this order may arrest him.
The Israeli police, on Tuesday February 12, 2013, sent an order of imprisonment of the young guy “Omar” in case of the non-compliance to the medical examinations required, on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, in the office of conscription in Tiberias, which was rejected by Saad, as he sent a letter to the Minister of the Israeli Defense, in which he asserted on the suffering of the Druze Palestinians of repression and arbitrary actions. He stressed his refusal to recruit because it doesn’t cope with his principles, especially in light of the repression and crimes committed by the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people in his occupied territories, even though he is supportive to the peace, but he will not serve in any occupation forces at any cost.
ANHRI said that “the demands of Omar to pardon him from the compulsory conscription in the Israeli occupation forces, which based on the right of conscientious objection that is recognized by the UN commission for human rights. It is also supported by the Israeli pardon to some Jewish religious sects from the compulsory conscription as a result doctrine reasons and it is supported by the fact that the Israeli army is an occupation army; accused of committing war crimes and anti humanity crimes in indefinite number of proved facts”.
ANHRI added “the Israeli authorities prosecution to Omar in the background of refusing the compulsory conscription is an arbitrary situation and consider to be an assault on the right to his right to the freedom of expression”.
ANHRI demands the authorities to stop the order of imprisonment issued against Omar and pardon him from the compulsory conscription in order to respect his right to conscientious objection and similar to the pardon that the others enjoy as a result of their doctrine.