Shtern: Exempt soldiers from tuition fees

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 23, 2007 12:09




Head of IDF Human Resources Maj.-Gen. Elazar Shtern said on Monday that the Knesset and the government have not done enough to combat IDF service evasion and draft-dodging. During a visit to the army's central recruitment base, Shtern said Israel would need a strong, deterring army for years to come, and regulations must be put in place in order to deal with this issue, including exempting released soldiers - especially combat soldiers - from paying university tuition fees. Shtern added that celebrities who evade service do not deserve their "idol" status and that nowadays, anyone with a good doctor could get out of army service.


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