Israeli Military Makes Way For An All-Women’s Combat Platoon

he women-only unit is being set up for female recruits who have religious qualms about serving alongside men

Israeli soldiers from the mixed-gender Lions of the Jordan battalion check their weapons during training. February 28, 2017. © AFP / Jack Guez


The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is reportedly creating a new women-only combat unit for religious female soldiers who want to serve on the frontlines but have “modesty” concerns about being in close quarters with male troops.

Beginning in March, the military will assign conscripts from women enlisting for combat roles into the new platoon, which will be established within an existing, mixed-gender border defense unit, according to the Times of Israel.


The IDF said the move to allow more women to serve in fighting units was based on practical considerations and not a “social agenda,”according to the Times.

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