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On 10 January, 19-year-old Tair Kaminer turned up at an Israeli army induction centre near Tel Aviv, accompanied by friends and supporters, but instead of presenting herself for military service, presented a statement explaining why she was refusing compulsory military service.

She wrote: ‘I will not take an active part in the occupation of the Palestinian Territories and in the injustice to the Palestinian people…. When I look at all these children… of both sides… I can but see the continuation of trauma and pain. And I say: “Enough!”’

She was sentenced to 20 days’ detention.