GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
January 2002: More than 100 Israeli military reserve servicemen sign a petition refusing to serve in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Israel's armed forces deal with internal dissent as some Israeli soldiers question the government's 35-year policy of occupation of these territories and the harsh measures adopted by the military against civilian populations there. There remains, however, a substantially high rate of volunteer service among Israeli soldiers in the Occupied Territories. In March, women soldiers are deployed for the first time in Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

NPR Experienced Soldiers
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Weekend Edition reports from Qalqilya, a Palestinian town on the border of Israel and the West Bank, talking with Israeli soldiers who express their worries and concerns about the Arab-Israeli conflict.