IDF Expects Major Increase in Number of Female Combat Soldiers – Israel Today

IDF Expects Major Increase in Number of Female Combat Soldiers

Monday, February 20, 2017 |  Israel Today Staff
The Israeli army is expecting so many more young women to volunteer for combat duty that it is set to inaugurate a fourth mixed-gender combat battalion next month.
Nearly 1,200 young Israeli women are expected to volunteer for combat duty this year, with most serving in combat-intelligence units, a smaller number going to the artillery corps and a handful opting for infantry.
The IDF already fields three mixed-gender combat battalions – Caracal, Bardalas and the Lions of Jordan – all of which are tasked with guarding Israel’s borders with Egypt and Jordan.
The fourth mixed-gender battalion is as yet unnamed, but will be deployed to the Jordan Valley.
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STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 34 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

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