CARACAL BATTALION soldiers march in the Negev in 2014.. (photo credit:REUTERS)
JPost By: Anna Ahronheim
There has been a significant increase of interest by religious female draftees to serve in combat- intelligence (reconnaissance) units where fighters are placed in one of the IDF’s co-ed battalions.
A new mixed gender army battalion will increase the number of female combat soldiers in the next year, specifically those stationed on the country’s borders.
According to a senior military officer, 2017 will see the enlistment of more than 1,130 female combat soldiers, with close to 900 serving in combat-intelligence units, 200 in the artillery corps and another 50 in the army’s infantry units.