Israel: Tanya Golan joins Tair Kaminer in her refusal to serve in the IDF
(30.01.2016) On Sunday (31.1.2016), at 12:00 noon, Tair Kaminer returns to the induction centre to reaffirm her intention not to serve in the IDF, this is after spending 20 days in the military prison. This time she is joined by Tanya Golan, 19 from Beit Shean, who after following the campaign for Tair has also decided to make her refusal public. Both of them are expected to be put on trial and imprisoned. Tens of demonstrators will accompany them on their way and will call for their release and for the end of the occupation.
Three weeks ago Tair Kaminer, past volunteer of the scouts, 19 yrs/ from tel aviv, spent 20 days in the military prison for her refusal to serve in an occupying army which is the IDF. Her refusal went viral on social media and initiated posts that were viewed by hundreds of thousands in Israel and around the world. Her incarceration was reviewed by international media and was even discussed in the British parliament, when Caroline Lucas called for her immediate release.
Tair: “We are being talked into believing that there is no other way other than the violent militaristic way, but i believe that this is the most destructive method, and there are alternatives. I wish to remind us all that there are other choices: negotiation, peace, optimism, a real desire to live as equals with freedom and in safety.”
Tanya: “There are those who are benefiting by the continuation of the Israel- Palestine conflict and will never willingly give up on the financial control of the occupied territories. I refuse to be part of an organization that executes racist, fascistic, discriminatory and oppressive policies.”
The demonstration is organized by Mesarvot, a new political refusal group which connects all of the letters, enterprises and refuseniks from recent years in order to work together. Joining us in this demonstration are other groups such as the refusers letter of 2014 and the political organisation Unity.
For more information: Mandy - 0526672026, mandycrtnr(at)gmail.com or Noa - 0523872231
Mesarvot: Tanya Golan joins Tair Kaminer in her refusal to serve in the IDF. January 30, 2016.