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WATCH: Druze draft refuser sentenced to 6th prison term

Omar Sa’ad, an 18-year-old Druze citizen of Israel, was sentenced a sixth, 20-day prison term last week for refusing to be drafted into the Israeli army as a conscientious objector.

Before his sixth sentencing, Sa’ad had already served 100 days in the Israeli army’s “Prison 6.”

Dozens of supporters gathered on a hillside overlooking the prison to show their support and solidarity with Sa’ad earlier this month. Members of a new group of Jewish refusers also joined the protest and described Sa’ad as a role model who gave them strength in their own struggle against military conscription.

Related:
Israeli teens tell Netanyahu: We will not take part in occupation
Druze teen to Netanyahu: ‘I will not be a soldier in your army’

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