Border Police opens service course for haredim

October 29, 2012 20:58

The Civilian Service Directorate for haredi men, designed as an alternative to military service, announced on Monday that it has opened a new course for recruits in the Border Police force.

According to the Directorate, dozens of men from the ultra-Orthodox sector will be able to join will the unit, which will serve in the Judea region as part of operational deployments designed to prevent infiltration in and around Jerusalem.

Recruitment for the Civilian Service program is currently frozen because it was established through the Tal Law, which expired at the beginning of August.

No recruits have been enlisted since then but Civilian Service director Sar-Shalom Gerbi expressed hope on Monday that a temporary government order will soon be issued to provide a short-term legal solution to the problem, and allow renewed enlistment.

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