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  7/5/2012, Tammuz 15, 5772

Matalon Calls Disabled Vets to Saturday Night Protest


Member of Knesset Moshe (Mutz) Matalon called on disabled veterans to participate in a demonstration, Saturday night, on behalf of equal national service requirements.

Matalon, who was wounded during the Yom Kippur War in 1973, said, "My brothers and fellow disabled veterans, as those who contributed to their bodies and souls to protect the country - you have the natural right to struggle and to demand equality in enlistment. There's nobody more worthy than you to lead and participate in the public protest which cries out for fair and equal distribution [of the burden] among all the citizens of Israel."