Netanyahu says refusing conscription to IOF existential threat
Netanyahu reportedly said that refusing conscription in the "army" cannot be tolerated, adding that it threatens Israel's existence: referencing the recent cases of non-compliance
During a visit to the Border Police, occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly said that refusing conscription in the "army" cannot be tolerated, adding that it threatens "Israel's" existence: referencing the recent cases of noncompliance.
Correspondingly, the Maariv website quoted Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid and Knesset member Benny Gantz saying, "All our efforts for Israel's unity have been trampled upon and rejected. Israel stands on the threshold of a national crisis, and Netanyahu refuses to stop exacerbating the situation."
Furthermore, the ex-chief of the National Security Council of the occupation, Yaakov Amidror, said that "the judicial amendment is a disaster... it does not justify the destruction of Israel".
He added "We must choose, whether will we surpass this complication without disintegrating Israel, or hold firm to our opinion [of the amendment] and dismantle Israel in the process. We must think carefully and say this is contrary to our opinion, however, we will not dismantle Israel, we will fight."
Former Air Force commanders urged in a letter on Monday the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Police Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir to halt the legislative procedures on the judicial reform and find an immediate solution to the current situation.
According to Israeli media, the letter was written following the refusal of 37 reservist pilots - out of a total of 40 - of the Air Force's 69th Squadron to show up for training sessions scheduled this week, in protest of the new judicial plan.
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Today the Israeli occupation President Isaac Herzog warned that "Israel" is in a "historic crisis" that threatens to destroy it from within.
He continued, "It seems like a paradox, doesn't it? No missiles, no alarms, no red alert. But we all know deep down that this is a supreme national danger."
Read more: 'Israel' in 'historic crisis' that threatens to destroy it: President
On Saturday, Thousands of illegal Israeli settlers took to the streets of "Tel Aviv" again, marking the ninth consecutive week of protesting the government's judicial amendment.
Israeli media reported that demonstrators were injured from sound grenades thrown at them by the police at the Hashalom junction in "Tel Aviv". For its part, Israeli media reported that Israeli police are no longer able to contain the protesters.
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