A number of Israeli army officers complained of a phenomenon that they encounter in the occupied West Bank.
The officers said that soldiers were rebels against orders that could lead to a clash with Jewish settlers, harm them or restrict their freedom while they attack Palestinian citizens or Palestinian lands and properties.
The settlers’ radio (Channel Seven) said that a number of Israeli soldiers refused to implement military orders at the roadblocks leading to the Homesh settlement, in the northern part of the West Bank, because they refused to harm the settlers, and sympathized with their activity. The channel said that one of the soldiers refused to search the settlers’ cars when asked to do so, saying, “We did not enlist in the army for this.”
In another case, a number of settlers walked on foot towards the settlement of Homesh and crossed the military checkpoint without obtaining a permit to do so. At the same time, a number of soldiers decided to accompany them to the outpost, without being asked to do so.