Former Mossad chief lends support to Camp Sucker protests

April 23, 2012 20:49

Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan visited Camp Sucker ("Frier") in Jerusalem on Monday to lend support to protesters demanding that the IDF broaden its base of inductees by drafting more within minority communities, Army Radio reported.

The Camp Sucker movement is led primarily by the Forum for Military Service Equality (Forum La’shivyon Ba’netel.) The group has led many protests around the country in protest of what they view as discrimination against those who serve in the IDF.

Dagan stated that "the uneven distribution of the societal burden is unsustainable and harms the fabric of Israeli society." He added that "we can not accept the current situation in which there is a different set of rules depending on a person's section of Israeli society."

Dagan called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to keep his promise to legislate new laws that would mandate service in the IDF for all Israeli citizens.

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