‘I refuse to do this’: Conscientious objection in Israel

At the end of August 2021 when many students, having just left school this summer, were excited about the prospect of starting university or commencing full-time employment, student Shahar Peretz in the town of Kfar Yona, Israel, was drafting a statement to present at the local military induction base. On 31 August, she attended the Tel Hashomer base, refusing to enlist in the Israeli military. Her actions resulted in her being sentenced to prison.