Druze

"I don't like you, death" -- Samih al-Qasim's final poem

Thousands of Palestinians pay tribute to the poet of resistance.

"Resistance" poet Samih al-Qasim dies at 75

Writer set a fine example for Druze community by refusing to serve in Israeli military.

Druze youth refuses to serve in Israeli military

Anan Shaheen was unexpectedly given exemption from military service.

Palestinians in Israel find consensus against army enlistment

Sawsan Khalife'
Shefa Amr
1 July 2014

Anti-enlistment conferences bring out Palestinian community leaders in Israel from across the political spectrum.

Don't let Israeli army brainwash you, warns powerful short film - watch

Attempt to enlist young Christians is one of the most pressing issues facing Palestinians in Israel.

Rights groups call on Israel to free Druze army refuser

Omar Saad was hospitalized after contracting a liver infection while imprisoned for refusing military service.

Hebrew University sets police on students protesting army recruitment

Sawsan Khalife'
Shefa Amr
9 May 2014

Undercover police dressed as Arabs arrested students protesting voluntary draft of Christians.

Palestinians call for refusal of Israel army service

Palestinian youths in Israel have few opportunities. With many benefits tied to army service, Israel may be banking on desperation driving some youths into the army’s hands.

Israel jails Druze conscientious objector for the sixth time

“I will refuse to serve in the army even if I’m jailed sixty times,” says 18-year-old Omar Saad.

Palestinians must resist Israel's efforts to foment sectarianism

Nadim Nashif
26 March 2014

Recent attempts to annex Palestinian Christians as fictional “Israeli Christians” draw on a long history.

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