Rabbis tell army to refuse Sharon's orders




 
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October 19th, 2004  
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Topic: Rabbis tell army to refuse Sharon's orders


October 19 2004 at 05:12PM

By Gavin Rabinowitz

Jerusalem - Israel's military is worried significant numbers of soldiers will heed a call by prominent rabbis to refuse orders to evacuate Jewish settlers, officials said on Tuesday, and analysts warned that even a small-scale mutiny could paralyse the army.

Last week, Avraham Shapira, a former chief rabbi of Israel, ruled that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip violates Jewish law...

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