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Jewish soldier jailed for refusing to fight

 Noam Kuzar, a 19-year-old conscript in the Israeli Defence Force, was sentenced on Wednesday to 28 days in military prison for refusing to participate in operations to repress the protest activity of Palestinians. When his unit was informed of a change in training plans and was told they would be reinforcing IDF troops engaged in putting down the Palestinian revolt, Kuzar told his commanding officers that he could not in good conscience participate in such actions. He simply refused to get on the bus. Yesh Gvul (There is a Movement/There is a Limit), an organisation of soldiers who refuse to serve the occupation reforms, say that during the last week they have received dozens of phone calls from regular and reserve soldiers. A spokesman said he thought if the confrontations continue the number of soldiers that will refuse to take part in them will rise dramatically. A peaceful official demonstration against the violence in Israel against Palestinians is planned this afternoon Friday 6 October (3.00pm - 6.00pm) outside 1O Downing Street, Westminster. It is being supported by a number of groups including the Amos Trust.