From obedience to refusal


From being a cog in a big system, to involvement in activism to expose that system, Yonatan’s is the story of many Israeli soldiers who refused their military orders and join the Palestinians in their nonviolent struggle for liberation.

Yonatan Shapira was a captain in the Israeli Air Force and a Black Hawk pilot until 2003 when he refused to take part in the IDF’s attacks in the Palestinian territories. He is also a part of the Free Gaza Movement and was on board the Jewish boat to Gaza in September 2010. He is the cofounder of Combatants for Peace.

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