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CO Eyal Yablonko sentenced to 2nd military prison term for draft refusal
Conscientious objector Eyal Yablonko sentenced to prison for the Second time for
his refusal to join the Israeli Army.

Eyal Yablonko, 18.5 years old from Jaffa arrived, Monday 29.7.2013, to the
Induction Base in Tal-hashomer, where he again declared his refusal to serve in
the Israeli Army, he was sentenced to 20 days of imprisonment for his refusal,
in the military prison No. 6 near Atlit.

His prison address is:
Eyal Yablonko
Military ID 205997406
Military Prison No. 6
Military Postal Code 01860, IDF
Fax: ++972-4-9540580
Since the prison authorities often block mail from reaching imprisoned
objectors, we also recommend you to send them your letters of support and
encouragement via e-mail to: (hitting �reply all�
to this message will send the message to the same address), and they will be
printed out and delivered during visits.

Recommended Action
First of all, please circulate this message and the information contained in it
as widely as possible, not only through e-mail, but also on websites, social
networks, conventional media, by word of mouth, etc.
Other recommendations for action:

1. Sending Letters of Support
Please send Eyal letters of support to the prison address above and via e-mail

2. Letters to Authorities
It is recommended to send letters of protest on the objectors� behalf,
preferably by fax, to:
Mr. Moshe Ya`alon,
Minister of Defence,
Ministry of Defence,
Tel-Aviv 61909,
E-mail: or
Tel.: ++972-3-6975220
Fax: ++972-3-6962757
Copies of your letters can also be sent to the commander of the military prison
Commander of Military Prison No. 6,
Military Prison No. 6
Military Postal Code 01860, IDF
Fax: ++972-4-9540580
Another useful address for sending copies would be the Military Attorney
Denny Efroni,
Chief Military Attorney
Military postal code 9605, IDF
Fax: ++972-3-569-45-26
It would be especially useful to send your appeals to the Commander of the
Induction Base in Tel-HaShomer. It is this officer that ultimately decides
whether an objector is to be exempted from military service or sent to another
round in prison, and it is the same officer who is ultimately in charge of the
military Conscience Committee:
Gil Ben Shaul,
Commander of Induction Base,
Meitav, Tel-HaShomer
Military Postal Code 02718, IDF
Fax: ++972-3-737-60-52
For those of you who live outside Israel, it would be very effective to send
protests to your local Israeli embassy. You can find the address of your local
embassy on the web.
Here is a generic sample letter, which you can use in sending appeals to
authorities on the prisoners� behalf. Feel free to modify this letter or write
your own:

Dear Sir/Madam,
It has come to my attention that Eyal Yablonko (military ID 205997406), a
conscientious objector to military service, has been imprisoned for the Second
time for his refusal to become part of the Israeli army, and is held in Military
Prison no. 6 near Atlit.

The imprisonment of conscientious objectors such as Yablonko is a violation of
international law, of basic human rights and of plain morals. The repeater
imprisonment of conscientious objectors is an especially grave offence, as it
means sentencing a person more than once for the same offence, and has been
judged by th UN working Group on Arbitrary Detention to constitute a clear case
arbitrary detention.
I therefore call for the immediate and unconditional release from prison of Eyal
Yablonko, without threat of further imprisonment in the future, and urge you and
the system you are heading to respect the dignity and person of conscientious
objectors, indeed of all persons, in the future.
3. Letters to media in Israel and in other countries
Writing op-ed pieces and letters to editors of media in Israel and other
countries could also be quite useful in indirectly but powerfully pressuring the
military authorities to let go of the objectors and in bringing their plight and
their cause to public attention.
Here are some contact details for the main media outlets in Israel:

2 Karlibach st.
Tel-Aviv 67132
Fax: +972-3-561-06-14
Yedioth Aharonoth:
2 Moses st.
Fax: +972-3-608-25-46
Ha`aretz (Hebrew):
21 Schocken st.
Tel-Aviv, 61001
Fax: +972-3-681-00-12
Ha`aretz (English edition):
21 Schocken st.
Tel-Aviv, 61001
Fax: +972-3-512-11-56
Israel Hayom:
2 Hashlosha st.
The B1 Building
Jerusalem Post:
P.O. Box 81
Jerusalem 91000
Fax: +972-2-538-95-27
e-mail: or
Radio (fax numbers):
Kol-Israel +972-2-531-33-15
and +972-3-694-47-09

Galei Zahal +972-3-512-67-20
Television (fax numbers):
Channel 1 +972-2-530-15-36
Channel 2 +972-2-533-98-09
Channel 10 +972-3-733-16-66

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We will continue updating on further developments.
Thank you for your support,
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