‘For pilots, their missions are the most important thing, and we help them complete their missions’
IDF says female combat soldiers in co-ed units "called up for missions based on operational needs.”
“Commanders who have dedicated their entire lives to the military system find themselves in danger of getting fired or facing financial ruin for complaints about minor actions."
Former IDF chief of staff Moshe Ya’alon responded that, "the IDF women’s service... contributes to Israel’s security. No Smotrich would stop or restrict... women’s integration into the IDF."
The Haredi protestors were blocking the Shabbat Square intersection in Jerusalem in protest against the arrest of a girl who claimed she was religious to avoid drafting into the IDF.
Today, Israel is a strong, self-sustaining and innovative country. Men and women, girls and boys have built this little country, together.
The "Magazine" speaks with some of the women in IDF combat units remaining on guard across Israel during the holiday.
Military says decision was made several months ago due to the need of "significant increase in manpower and infrastructure."
A record breaking 1,000 women drafted into combat positions this summer
The abortion process is costly for the IDF, which spent NIS 4 million on the abortions of last year.