An IDF soldier of Netzach Yehuda, more commonly known as Nachal Chareidi refused an order after he realized his presence permitted border policemen to take part in the destruction of a number of buildings in an outpost in Yishuv Yitzhar in Shomron during the predawn hours on Thursday, 16 Cheshvan 5773.
Soldier Pini Shendorfi was sent along with other soldiers to guard duty in the former community of Migron. He realized that he was sent there to free up border policemen who were being sent to destroy the outpost, which is viewed as illegal by the government.
HaKol HaYehudi explains that the soldier was no willing to play a role in the outpost destruction, not even an indirect role, and he told his officer that he simply cannot comply with order.
Shendorfi is a son of Rabbi Yigal Shendorfi of Yishuv Nachliel in the Binyamin Regional Council area of Shomron. While his immediate officer tried explaining his role was so indirect he was not assisting in dismantling the buildings, he stated he would not be willing to be one of 1,000 playing any role in such action, after which he left the area.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)