5 April at 12:00–15:00
משמרת תמיכה בעומר סעד
תנועת יש גבול, ועד היוזמה הערבי דרוזי, מכתב הסרבנים והסרבניות 2014
עומר סעד נכלא בפעם השישית וכלוא 120 ימים בגין סירובו להתגייס ולקחת חלק בדיכוי
אנו מוחים על מעצרו ועל הניסיון לחייב אותו לקחת חלק בדיכוי המנוגד לערכיו.
אנו גם מפגינים נגד המשך הכיבוש והדיכוי הברוטלי של העם הפלסטיני.
עומר סרב ואנו תומכים בו ובסירובו.
משמרת תמיכה תתקיים ביום שבת, ה-5.4.2014, בשעה 12:00, על ההר מעל כלא 6 בעתלית.
משמרת מחאה ללא דגלים וללא נאומים.
הסעות: 10:00 מבניני האומה בירושלים, 11:00 רכבת מרכז, פינת נמיר בתל אביב.
להלן קריאה לפעולה באנגלית שאפשר להפיץ
---------- Forwarded message ----------
- Please distribute widely -
Conscientious objector Omar Saad sentenced to prison for the sixth time for his
refusal to join the Israeli Army.
Omar Saad, 18 years old from Mghar, a village in the Galil, arrived, Tuesday
23/3/2014, to the Induction Base in Tal Hashomer where he declared his refusal
to serve in the Israeli Army. Omar was sentenced to 20 days of imprisonment for
his refusal, in the military prison No. 6 near Atlit.
We also want to inform you that it has come to our attention that civilian
lawyers, including lawyers from New Profile, were banned from visiting Omar and
other objectors, during his incarcerations in military prisons. The army claims
that civilian lawyers are not certified to enter military prisons. After we
appealed to Adalah and the media exposure, the army authorities has set aside
the order, and claimed it to be a `misunderstanding`.
Omar Saad is a young guy belonging to the Palestinian Arab Druze community. This
community, in contrast to Arab society in large, was the target of a decision by
Prime Minister Ben Gurion in 1956 that forced them to serve in the Israeli army.
following this decision, mobilization orders were sent to all Druze citizens in
deployment age. That decision was faced with serious resistance from the Druze
community for many reasons. The main reasons were: refusing to fight against
their own people and demanding to be treated just like the rest of the
Palestinian Arab society in Israel. (* To read more on this issue follow the
After being sentenced for the sixth time, Omar issued a public statement, as
To be honest, I did not expect better than that, an occupying authority that put
on trial the Druze Sheikhs because of their visit to their holy sites in Syria,
and prosecute members of the Arab Parliament for their political activities, and
an occupying authority that kills youth with cold-blood, and detain women and
children, cannot be respected or trusted.
I Omar Zahr Eldin Mohammad Saad declare again; I will not serve in the
Israeli military army, even if they arrest me sixty more times.`
In his refusal deceleration Omar wrote:
`I refuse that because I am pacifist, and I hate any kind of violence, and I
believe that the army institute is the top of physical and psychological
violence, and since I received your order for making the checking procedures my
life changed completely. I became very nervous and my thoughts were dispersed. I
remembered thousands of hard images, and I could not imagine myself wearing the
military uniform and participating in suppressing my Palestinian people, and
fighting my Arab brothers. I reject enlisting to the Israeli army or to any
other army, because of national and moral reasons. I hate oppression, and I
You can read the full declaration here.
His prison address is:
Military ID 08143090
Military Prison No. 6
Military Postal Code 01860, IDF
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: firstname.lastname@example.org (hitting “reply all”
to this message will send the message to the same address), and they will be
printed out and delivered during visits.
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 Omar 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,
E-mail: s...@mod.gov.il or email@example.com
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
Another useful address for sending copies would be the Military Attorney
Chief Military Attorney
Military postal code 9605, IDF
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,
Military Postal Code 02718, IDF
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
It has come to my attention that Omar Saad (military ID 08143090), a
conscientious objector to military service, has been imprisoned for the sixth
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 Saad 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 the UN working Group on Arbitrary Detention to constitute a clear case
I therefore call for the immediate and unconditional release from prison of Omar
Saad, 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:
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We will continue updating on further developments.
Thank you for your support,
New Profile Team