The Palmach arm thirty percent of which were females trained nine female platoon commanders, and other female squad commanders. Women in the Israeli military Women in 21st-century warfare Women in warfare post The IDF offers Haredim men "women free and secular free" recruitment centers. It identified the man who died on Saturday as Ahmed Abu Lulu, saying he was shot in a section of the border east of the southern city of Rafah, where the two other Palestinians were also killed. In12 percent of all army jobs were completely closed to women. The committee proposed opening all jobs to women aside from a handful to be determined by a special committee, whose decisions would require the approval of the Chief of Staff, the Defense Minister and the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.
Shani became the first female combat doctor in an elite counterterror unit in the IDF specifically, the Duvdevan counterterrorism unit ;  and the IDF decided to allow female kosher supervisors to work in its kitchens on military bases.
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Decisive for this decision was the very real possibility of falling into enemy hands as prisoners of war. Sign up Log out news. Israel says its year blockade of the Mediterranean coastal enclave is necessary to stop the Islamist Hamas rulers of Gaza and other militant groups from obtaining weapons or material that could be used to make them. Views Read Edit View history. This legislation raised considerable controversy, and IDF officials feared that the exemption could be abused by any nonreligious woman who did not wish to serve and thus further exacerbate the already strained personnel resources of the IDF.