Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Monday, March 20, 2023
Gallant warns refusal to serve is ‘dangerous,’ harms IDF’s capabilities
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant repeats his warning that refusal to serve by reservists is “dangerous” and “could harm the IDF’s ability to carry out its missions.”
He makes the statement amid growing threats of refusal by reservists, who say the government’s judicial overhaul plans are an attempt to erode Israel’s democracy.
“I am working to keep the IDF above any political disagreement and to condemn any service refusal. The IDF belongs to us all, we must safeguard it.”