Israel

Campaign of the Month: International campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel

On 9th June 2005, after the International Court of Justice's ruling against Israel's apartheid wall, a coalition of Palestinian Civil Society Organisations issued a ‘Call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against apartheid Israel until it complies with International Law'.

Why of this campaign:

Israel destroys Palestinian lives, livelihoods and homes daily, refuses to stop building its illegal settlements and apartheid wall on stolen land, continues to control Gaza while slicing the Wes

ISRAEL: Fifth prison term for woman CO Hadas Amit

Activist:
Country:
  • Israel
Alert:


On 18 February 2007, Israeli conscientious objector Hadas Amit (ISR14913, see previous alerts on 18.12.06, 02.01.07, and 12.01.07) has been sentenced to a fifth prison term, this time to 21 days in military prison. This is the fifth consecutive prison term for Hadas. With it she has now been sentenced to a total of 73 days in prison, longer than any other woman conscientious objector we know of in Israel's history. She is due to be released from prison on 8 March 2007.

Imprisonment of conscientious objector Hadas Amit

Activist:
Country:
  • Israel
Not sent after:
  • 19 Mar 2007
  • Use this form to send the letter below to the relevant authority (Amir Peretz, Minister of Defence, Israel). You can add your own notes in a separate box after the standard text, if you wish. You must include a name, address, and email address; a copy will be sent to you with a cc to the WRI office (so we have a record of how many email letters have been sent out for this particular case).

Imprisonment of conscientious objector Hadas Amit

Dear Mr Amir Peretz, Minister of Defence

I am very concerned about the imprisonment of conscientious objector Hadas Amit.
Hadas Amit refused to enlist in the Israeli military, and was sentenced to a fifth consecutive prison term of 21 days on 18 February 2007. She first applied to be exempted from military service due to her conscientious objetion, but was rejected by the Conscience Committee.
In refusing to enlist, Hadas Amit claims her human right to conscientious objection, as guaranteed by Article 18 of the ICCPR. Her imprisonment is a violation of international legal standards.

ISRAEL: Third prison term for woman CO Hadas Amit

Activist:
Country:
  • Israel
Alert:


Israeli conscientious objector Hadis Amit (ISR14913, see previous alerts on 18.12.06 and 02.01.07), a 19 years' old woman CO, was given a third, consecutive prison term of 14 days on 9 January 2007, the same day she came out of prison. In addition, she was given 7 days of probation, which are likely to be added to her next prison term. She is due to be released from prison on 23 January 2007.

Imprisonment of conscientious objector Hadas Amit

Activist:
Country:
  • Israel
Not sent after:
  • 12 Feb 2007
  • Use this form to send the letter below to the relevant authority (Amir Peretz, Minister of Defence, Israel). You can add your own notes in a separate box after the standard text, if you wish. You must include a name, address, and email address; a copy will be sent to you with a cc to the WRI office (so we have a record of how many email letters have been sent out for this particular case).

Imprisonment of conscientious objector Hadas Amit

Dear Mr Amir Peretz, Minister of Defence

I am very concerned about the imprisonment of conscientious objector Hadas Amit.
Hadas Amit refused to enlist in the Israeli military, and was sentenced to a third consecutive prison term of 14 days on 9 January 2007. She first applied to be exempted from military service due to her conscientious objetion, but was rejected by the Conscience Committee.
In refusing to enlist, Hadas Amit claims her human right to conscientious objection, as guaranteed by Article 18 of the ICCPR. Her imprisonment is a violation of international legal standards.

ISRAEL: Woman CO Hadas Amit sentenced to second prison term of 10 days

Activist:
Country:
  • Israel
Alert:
Israeli conscientious objector Hadis Amit (ISR14913), a 19 years' old woman CO, was given a second, consecutive prison term of 10 days on 31 December 2006. She is due to be released from prison on 9 January 2007. In a letter to the military authorities, announcing her refusal to perform military service, Hadas wrote:

Imprisonment of conscientious objector Hadas Amit

Activist:
Country:
  • Israel
Not sent after:
  • 2 Feb 2007
  • Use this form to send the letter below to the relevant authority (Amir Peretz, Minister of Defence, Israel). You can add your own notes in a separate box after the standard text, if you wish. You must include a name, address, and email address; a copy will be sent to you with a cc to the WRI office (so we have a record of how many email letters have been sent out for this particular case).

Imprisonment of conscientious objector Hadas Amit

Dear Mr Amir Peretz, Minister of Defence

I am very concerned about the imprisonment of conscientious objector Hadas Amit.
Hadas Amit refused to enlist in the Israeli military, and was sentenced to a second consecutive prison term of 10 days on 31 December 2006. She first applied to be exempted from military service due to her conscientious objetion, but was rejected by the Conscience Committee.
In refusing to enlist, Hadas Amit claims her human right to conscientious objection, as guaranteed by Article 18 of the ICCPR. Her imprisonment is a violation of international legal standards.

Recent co-alerts

In the previous month, the WRI office issued the following co-alerts:

(a full archive of co-alerts is available at wri-irg.org/news/alerts)

ISRAEL: Woman CO Hadas Amit sentenced to 14 days imprisonment

Activist:
Country:
  • Israel
Alert:
Israeli conscientious objector Hadis Amit (ISR14913), a 19 years' old woman CO, was today sentenced to 14 days in prison for refusing to serve. In a letter to the military authorities, announcing her refusal to perform military service, Hadas wrote:

Imprisonment of conscientious objectors Hadat Amit

Activist:
Country:
  • Israel
Not sent after:
  • 18 Jan 2007
  • Use this form to send the letter below to the relevant authority (Amir Peretz, Minister of Defence, Israel). You can add your own notes in a separate box after the standard text, if you wish. You must include a name, address, and email address; a copy will be sent to you with a cc to the WRI office (so we have a record of how many email letters have been sent out for this particular case).

Imprisonment of conscientious objectors Hadat Amit

Dear Mr Amir Peretz, Minister of Defence

I am very concerned about the imprisonment of conscientious objector Hadat Amit.
Hadat Amit refused to enlist in the Israeli military, and was sentenced to a seond prison term of 14 days. She first applied to be exempted from military service due to her conscientious objetion, but was rejected by the Conscience Committee.
In refusing to enlist, Hadat Amit claims her human right to conscientious objection, as guaranteed by Article 18 of the ICCPR. Her imprisonment is a violation of international legal standards.

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