Siyach told the Hebrew weekly Makor Rishon that he cannot take part in the forced removal of Jews from their homes.
Siyach was decorated twice and is considered among the finest of the force. He was injured twice, the first time in a bloody battle on the Sabbath three years ago in which the military commander of Hevron, Dror Weinberg, and 11 others were killed by Arab terrorists.
Hevron resident Orit Strook told Makor Rishon that the government evacuation plan has deeply bothered Siyach, and that he fears terrorists will escalate attacks because they will consider the eviction of Jews a victory.
Several junior officers have refused orders to participate in the evacuation operation, and a high-ranking Druze officer also has quit the army rather than help the government execute its policy.
Knesset Member Ayoub Kara (Likud) told Channel 1 TV this week that he knows the high-ranking, refusing officer of his Druze community, but refused to disclose his name.
Kara this week also appealed to Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz to exclude Druze soldiers from taking part in the disengagement. He explained that while the Druze community signed a pact with the nation to protect and serve, this does not include “evicting brothers from their homes.”