Israeli Military Dismisses Transgender Soldier

April 14, 2016 2:35 PM

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The Israeli military says it has dismissed a transgender teenager who objected to joining the army on ideological grounds.

Aiden Katri was jailed about two weeks ago after saying she opposed Israel's policies toward the Palestinians. Katri, who wears a beard and has not undergone transitional surgery, then requested to be moved to a female military prison. Her supporters say the request was denied.

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