The Second Intifada

January 2004
Refusenik!: Israel's Soldiers of Conscience;2004, p71
Book Chapter
A chapter from the book "Refusenik!: Israel's Soldiers of Conscience" is presented. It discusses the second Palestinian uprising or intifada which happened in September 2000. The uprising was brought about by the collapse of the peace process and in response to a series of Israeli provocations. During the second intifada, Israeli troops were instructed to use live gunfire against Palestinian protesters which resulted to a heightened conflict. The majority of refuseniks were composed of reservists who were called in for a few weeks of annual service.


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