70 Courage to Refuse members and supporters waved black flags in front of the Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv as a warning of the mourn and destruction which would be the outcome of the IDF's planned operation in the Southern-Gaza town of Rafah. Many members of various peace movements joined the CTR initiative.
The planned operation, the demonstrators warned, would put the Israeli soldiers at an unnecessary risk while at the same time would cause a humanitarian crisis amongst Rafa's civilian population.
The demonstrators stressed that IDF's ethic and humanistic legacy - on which they had been educated - contradicts with the Rafah's incursion.
They also urged the Israeli public to fill the streets with demonstrations. It's the Israelis' civil duty, they said, to demand from its government to act for the real defense of Israel and its soldiers - and to pull out of Gaza Strip immediately.