"JERUSALEM—About a dozen reservists from the Israeli army's top commando unit declared yesterday they would no longer serve in the West Bank and
Gaza Strip, reflecting growing unease with Israel's iron-fisted policy in the Palestinian areas.
Thirteen reservists, including three officers, from Sayeret Matkal made their declaration in a letter to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
"We cannot continue to stand silent," they wrote, alleging that Israeli military activities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip are depriving "millions
of Palestinians of human rights" and endangering "the fate of Israel as a democratic, Zionist and Jewish country"
When your top commandos are refusing to take part, that should be a big wake-up call.
[Edited on 22-12-2003 by quintar]