The Netzah Yehuda battalion of haredi soldiers has won an IDF award for excellence and has been nominated for four other marks of distinction. The battalion, also known as the Nahal Haredi, received the IDF’s award for excellence from the department of technology and logistics last Wednesday, after several surprise tests were conducted at the base by serving members of the department.
“This is the best proof that when the requirements of haredi soldiers are taken into account, when suitable conditions are provided for them in the IDF, and when matters are conducted with dialogue and understanding, haredi recruits can be exceptional soldiers,” said the battalion’s rabbis.
In addition to the award for technology and logistics, Netzah Yehuda is also a candidate for: the chief of staff’s prize for creativity and exceptional combat campaign achievements; an award from the senior commander for infantry troops for excellence in maintaining security in training; as well as awards for safety and education. The winners of these awards will be announced in the coming weeks.