Sunday, August 06, 2006

Captain Pasteur Amir

Thirty-two year old Pasteur Amir (a captain in the Reserves) has set an example for others by refusing to take part in the Israel assault on Lebanon believing that the war is contrary to the values by which he was brought up. He is currently serving a 28 day sentence in jail in Tel Aviv. You can write to him at:

Capt. Amir Pasteur
Military Prison No: 6
Military Postal Code 01860, IDF
Tel Aviv

Other soldiers are also refusing to fight and have begun implementing their own ceasefire. Yesh Gvul the organisation that supports objectors reports that there of tens of refusniks now refusing to take part in the war, including artilleryman Omri Zeid who has refused to shell a Lebanese village, while the Guardian reports that some pilots are now so concerned about the loss of life that they are deliberately missing their targets.