Israeli conscientious objectors Tal Mitnick and Sofia Orr were sentenced to 45 days in prison and 15 days probation for their refusal to take part in the war in Gaza and the ongoing occupation.

Mitnick was sentenced on Tuesday April 16 for his 4th term in military prison, adding up to 150 days. Orr was sentenced on Thursday April 18 for the third time, amounting to an incarceration period of 85 days.

It is worth noting that the added 15 days of probation is unprecedented and aims at deterring the refusers by enabling the military court to extend their next sentence beyond the 45-day limit.

In addition to Mitnick and Orr, conscientious objector Ben Arad is serving his first term of 20 days in prison.