PMO to propose doubling haredi draftees in IDF

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 7, 2011 15:21




The Prime Minister's Office Friday announced that it will submit a proposal to increase the enlistment of haredim into the IDF on Sunday.

The proposal, was expected to follow the recommendation of Chief of General Staff Gabi Ashkenazi to double the number of haredim in the IDF within four years. According to the draft resolution, the IDF will recruit 2,400 haredim under the Tal Law in 2011. Half of the draftees would be recruited to the army and the second half to National Service.

The number of haredi draftees would be increased by 600 each year until the number of haredim drafted reaches 4,800 in 2015.


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