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Israel: At the heart of the revolt, the reservists are a threat to Netanyahu


DECRYPTION - The cohort of reservists preparing to refuse to take up arms if the judicial reform is carried through to the end continues to grow.

Correspondent in Jerusalem

The din of drums, a swarm of flags, orators haranguing the crowd in overpowered loudspeakers: despite the rain and the gusty wind blowing over Jerusalem, the opponents of judicial reform came to their usual Saturday evening meeting, in front of the residence of the president, Isaac Herzog, to demonstrate.

In the crowd, Lior Zarka, 30 years old.

A reservist in an Israeli infantry combat unit, he says he spent twenty days in the field in 2022. He is now preparing to refuse to take up arms if the reform is carried through to the end.

“I am ready to sacrifice my life for a democratic state,

he explains,

not for a dictatorship.

I won't go to war if I don't trust the government that sends me."

Since the beginning of the protest, the cohort of reservists threatening to do the same continues to grow.

While the Iranian threat is becoming more and more insistent, while the West Bank is in turmoil...

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Source: lefigaro

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