A civilian service program aiming to draft chareidi men of eligible age for military service into the Border Police is set to begin in the near future. A civil service official told Israel Hayom that 50 charedim would be drafted into the service in the first stage of the plan.
The plan will be implemented before the next Knesset decides how to replace the Tal Law, which until now exempted ultra-Orthodox men from military service, and which expired on Aug. 1.
The new Border Police unit comprised of charedi men will operate in the Judea region as part of an overall plan to prevent the infiltration of illegal immigrants into Yerushalayim.
The special needs of charedi men were discussed in recent meetings between National Civilian Service Administration Director-General Sar-Shalom Jerbi and Border Police Commander Maj. Gen. Yoram Halevi.
The plan to draft charedi men has surprised many in chareidi communities, who have consistently expressed their opposition to any form of national service for yeshiva students, especially service in Border Police units.
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