A Young Woman Refused to Serve in the Israeli Army. This Is What Happened to Her

Atalya Ben-Abba decided to refuse to serve in the Israeli military, due to her opposition to the occupation and Israeli policy. She tells Haaretz why there are more female than male conscientious objectors and the prices she paid for her decision

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Atalya Ben-Abba, the subject of the documentary 'Objector,' last week.
Atalya Ben-Abba, the subject of the documentary 'Objector,' last week. Credit: Emil Salman
Nirit Anderman
Nirit Anderman
Nirit Anderman
Nirit Anderman

23 year old Israeli Atalya Ben-Abba actually dreamed of becoming a combat soldier. When she was little, she loved to watch the TV show “Xena: Warrior Princess,” to see the fearless Amazon fighting the Greek gods and mythological creatures, and to fantasize about how one day, she herself would become a warrior princess: a courageous heroine who would rescue people and fight for justice.

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