Soldier gets 20 days in jail for calling not to join IDF until Azaria released
New recruit hands out leaflets saying 'The Israel Defense Force is abandoning its soldiers, we're not. Until Elor Azaria is released—don't enlist'; this is the second time he is jailed after calling to refuse order in Amona evacuation.
The soldier's leaflets read: "The Israel Defense Force is abandoning its soldiers, we're not. Until Elor Azaria is released, don't enlist."
This is the second time the same soldier was tried for similar reasons. A month ago he was sentenced to 14 days in army jail after distributing leaflets calling on soldiers to refuse orders concerning the evacuation of the illegal outpost Amona.
The soldier's lawyer, Hai Haber of the Honenu organization, said: "It's doubtful that all of the new recruits with views on the left side of the political map would have received the same attention and spent so long behind bars."
The IDF Spokesman's Office said in response: "The soldier was arrested and tried in the past. When he returned to his unit, he distributed propaganda against enlisting in the IDF. The soldier was tried and received 20 days in jail for this action."