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AlJazeeraEnglish | Two US military airmen seek to become conscientious objectors over Gaza war ...

Two active members of the United States Air Force wish to leave military service and become conscientious objectors over Washington’s support for the Israeli military in Gaza. Larry Hebert and Juan Bettancourt say they no longer wish to serve in the US military due to its role in the war, which has killed more than 37,400 Palestinians, mostly children and women. They have officially requested, through an existing procedure in the military, to become conscientious objectors, people who refuse to participate in military service on ethical or moral grounds. Hebert, a senior airman on active duty in the US Air Force, told Al Jazeera there is a long history of conscientious objectors from the US, including in protest against the wars in Vietnam and Iraq. He said he hopes to highlight that becoming a conscientious objector is an option for other active-duty US soldiers. He says he's speaking for himself - not the military - and could not see what is happening in Gaza without protesting. Subscribe to our channel Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook Check our website: Check out our Instagram page: Download AJE Mobile App: #LarryHebert #AaronBushnell #VeteransForPeace #WarOnGaza #IsraelWarOnGaza #GazaGenocide #GazaHumanitarianCrisis #GenocideinGaza #Gaza_life_matters #FreePalestine #HungerStrike #GazaStarvation #StopArmingIsrael #VeteransAgainstGenocide

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