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‘I refuse to take an assault rifle and point it at another human being’

Headline Title:  ‘I refuse to take an assault rifle and point it at another human being’ 04 December 2013 Since he was a child, Arab-Israeli Omar Sa’ad knew turning 18 wasn’t going to be easy.A few days after his birthday on 17 November, the Israeli army called his father and told him Omar was due to start his induction for military service on 4 December.The call wasn’t surprising – military service is compulsory for most nationals in Israel – but what might happen today could mark him forever.Today Omar will demonstrate his objection to participating in human rights violations by…

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