Breaking the Silence


Today's release of testimony by Israeli soldiers of widespread abuses in Gaza highlights the vital work of Breaking the Silence, a group of Israeli veterans who urge soldiers serving in the Occupied Territories to speak out about "the gap
between the reality which they encountered in the Territories, and the
silence which they encounter at home." To read testimony and see videos of their experiences, go here.

"Soldiers who
serve in the Territories are witness to, and participate in military
actions which change them immensely...Israeli society
continues to turn a blind eye, and to deny that which happens in its

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