Yehuda Shaul was brought up in a Jewish Orthodox family in Jerusalem. At the end of his military service, which included serving in Hebron for fourteen months as an infantry combat soldier and commander, Yehuda founded Breaking the Silence. together with other Israeli soldiers from his unit in 2004. Breaking the Silence collects and publishes the testimonies of Israeli soldiers who served in the Territories during the second intifada, calling on the Israeli public to face the price of occupation. He is presently (2020) Senior avocacy officer of the organization.