Extremist Jewish settlers from West Bank settlements, who are opposed to a political settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, threatened to break away from Israel and set up their own Jewish state.
The settlers say that if the Israeli occupation government decided to evict the settlers, from the settlements they built on confiscated Palestinian lands, within the framework of a final peace agreement with the Palestinians then they would not abide by the government decision and would declare secession from Israel.
The extremist settlers have even announced a competition for a different flag and a different national anthem for their intended new Jewish state.
Meanwhile, Hebrew sources reported that an army unit of reservists refused to join military exercises to protest the harsh conditions that prevail at their training camps. This protest caused much concern within the Israeli military institution fearing that this kind of protest might spread to other army units.
Reservists in the unit “Shlomo” complained of harsh exercises they went through last week in an area called “B’tslim” and warned that they were planning to protest the bad logistics and the lack of comfort in their camp such as heating in the camp’s tents and the delay of arrival of coaches that transport them to training.