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Two Air Force Members Seek Conscientious Objector Status over U.S. Complicity in Gaza Slaughter

HeadlineJun 24, 2024

NBC News is reporting two active-duty U.S. Air Force members are seeking conscientious objector status, saying they can no longer serve in a military that is aiding Israel’s war on Gaza. One of the airmen, Larry Hebert, made headlines in April for going on a hunger strike outside the White House where he held a sign that read “Active Duty Airman Refuses to Eat While Gaza Starves.” The other airman, Juan Bettancourt, said he, too, is seeking conscientious objector status over the war on Gaza.

Meanwhile, at the State Department, a senior official working on Israel and Palestine has resigned. The official, Andrew Miller, was known to be critical of the Biden administration’s full-on embrace of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Miller cited family obligations for his departure.

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