IDF decreases grants for reservists following Gaza op.

April 17, 2013 16:38

The IDF decreased the yearly grants it allocates to reserve soldiers, sparking criticism on Wednesday. The change came following a budget-breaking call-up of combat reserve soldiers during Operation Pillar of Defense last year.

Soldiers qualify for one of four re-compensation categories, according to the number of days served in the reserves.The IDF Spokesman Unit said the sums earmarked for reserve soldiers remain at 300 million shekels per year. However, due to high call up of soldiers this year, "more reserve days will have to be fulfilled" to qualify for the same sums in 2013.

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