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ISRAEL: objector Uri Natan sentenced to 14 days in military prison again

  • Israel
Israeli conscientious objector Uri Natan (ISR14762) was sentenced to 14 days imprisonment again on 7 March 2006. Uri Natan has already spent 136 days in military prison (see co-alerts 29 November 2005, 7 October 2005, 30 September 2005). This is his eighth consecutive prison term, since his imprisonment began on 28 September 2005.
In a letter to Shaul Mofaz, Israels Minister for Defence, Uri Natan wrote: “I have lived in Israel all of my life, for 18 years. Throughout these years I have been witnessing endless suffering around me, I have been seeing revenge leading to revenge and more revenge. Nothing has helped me understand the explanations and excuses that I have heard as to why the violence perpetrated by the Israeli side is to be preferred over that coming from the Palestinian side. The use of violence, killings, and intended harm and humiliation cannot be justified, I believe, and I cannot understand why it is presented as necessary. I cannot see any advantage in the intimidation of an entire population – all I can see is suffering heaped upon even more suffering – revenge causing revenge causing more revenge....”.

War Resisters' International calls for letters of support to Uri Natan:
Uri Natan
Military ID 6870739
Military Postal Code 02507
War Resisters' International calls for letters of protest to the Israeli authorities, and Israeli embassies abroad. An email letter can be sent at

War Resisters' International calls for the immediate release of conscientious objector Uri Natan, and all other imprisoned conscientious objectors.

Andreas Speck
War Resisters' International


Shaul Mofaz
Minister of Defence,
Ministry of Defence,
37 Kaplan st.,
Tel-Aviv 61909,
e-mail: or
Fax: +972-3-696-27-57 / +972-3-691-69-40 / +972-3-691-79-15

Commander of Military Prison No 4
Military Prison No 4
Military Postal Code 02507
IDF, Israel
Fax: +972-3-957-52-76

Commander of Military Prison No 6
Military Prison No 6
Military postal number 01860,
IDF, Israel.
Fax: +972-4-869-28-84

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