Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Druze Israeli Soldiers Contemplate Protesting Poor Treatment by Returning Commendations

From Ynet News.
Several Druze combat soldiers have decided to protest what they say is the State of Israel's poor treatment of their community by giving back their Operation Protective Edge participation commendation.

One of the protesters is Captain (res.) Youssef Hassoun from Daliyat al-Karmel. "When I came back from the operation (Protective Edge) after 38 days, I found out that our water at home was cut off. They disconnected us, claiming we were illegally connected to the water network. We proved that we weren't ilegally connected, and only then did they reconnect us. I'm a law-abiding citizen, not a pirate," he said, "This situation saddens me. Why are they hurting us, all these years? We always feel like we have a big rights deficit. Many Druze homes don't have electricity." 

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