Reuters/Amir Cohen - Israeli soldiers are seen in the control room of an Israeli Navy vessel in the Mediterranean Sea August 1, 2014
Israeli Intelligence Veterans Refusal Letter
September 12, 2014,
On September 12, forty-three veterans of Israel’s elite military intelligence unit (“Unit 8200”) signed a public letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other top military officials, refusing to serve in operations against Palestinians. Natan Sachs, a fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy, writes that while the letter is significant in that it provides details on intelligence gathering, it is less significant that similar refusal letters, previously sent by service members in other branches of the IDF.