Demonstration in front of the home of Defense Minister Yoav Galant, March 24, 2023 (no credit)
Active reserve pilots announced today (Sunday) in the WhatsApp groups of the various squadrons in the Air Force, that if the government passes the laws in the third reading tomorrow or Wednesday as part of the legal revolution, they will freeze their volunteering in the Air Force as early as this week until the High Court gives an answer on the matter.
One senior reserve officer claimed that this would mean the absence of hundreds of pilots. He added, "If they launch missiles we will all stand up.
But if a decision is made about an offensive activity that has not received any approval, and there are no other checks and balances, I can't tell you that everyone will come." The
senior officer added to Walla! It is a fact that they well reflected our concerns, our anguish and our desire to have balances and brakes.
You are bothered by the legal protection.
But what if it doesn't work?
This means that someone here is betting on Israel's security."
"If a decision is made on Israel's offensive activity - it is not certain that everyone will come."
Air Force exercise (photo: IDF spokesperson)
"I'm not reluctant," he added.
"I have the courage to resist for the people of Israel. For the benefit and dignity of the country's citizens and for the benefit of my children's future. This is a battle for our identity. As we have always been in all wars, we are also fighting now."
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Reserve personnel demonstrate in Jerusalem, last week (photo: official website, no)
Last night Defense Minister Yoav Galant called for a halt to the reform legislation in the judicial system.
In his first public statement in which he expressed his opposition to the continuation of the legislation, he said that "a change is needed in the legal system - the fabric of relations between the authorities requires correction, and yet, significant and national changes are being made in negotiations and discourse."
On the other hand, he warned of the wave of refusals to serve in the reserves.
"I said this in closed conversations in recent weeks, at this time we must stop the process in order to sit down and talk. Now I say it out loud, for the sake of Israel's security - we need to stop the legislative process at this time, allow the people of Israel to celebrate Passover, Independence Day and mourn together on Memorial Day . To stop the demonstrations immediately and to stop any forms of refusal. For our security, this is our duty."
Army and security
The legal revolution