Ariel: NGOs who testified before UN Gaza c'tee should not be part of National Service

June 23, 2015 15:32

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel (Bayit Yehudi) ordered the director general of National Service to remove NGOs which testified before the UN Human Rights Council commission of inquiry into the 2014 Gaza war from the list of organizations in which Israeli youth can serve in order to fulfill their National Service requirements.

"The whole essence of National Service is service for the State of Israel and its citizens," Ariel said in the statement. "I will not allow under any circumstances a delusional reality in which Israel finances services for young people to act against its soldiers."Among the Israeli organizations on the list of contributors to the UN report include B'tselem, Breaking The Silence, and Association of civil rights in israel.

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