The Association of Hesder Yeshivos announced that its soldiers will pledge an extra month’s service to relieve the pressure on the IDF battalions that have been searching for the three teenage boys who were kidnapped by Hamas operatives three weeks ago while hitchhiking in Judea and Samaria.
The association’s offer came after an Artillery Corps battalion commander asked the hesder yeshivas for extra help. The commander said the ongoing search was taxing his soldiers.
Eitan Ozeri, the director of the Association of Hesder Yeshivos, told Brig. Gen. Gadi Agmon of the IDF Personnel Directorate that the Israel Defense Forces could extend hesder yeshiva soldiers’ active service, which was supposed to terminate in about a month’s time.
“During the next few weeks, we believe that we must lend a hand to these soldiers and units,” read a statement from the association.
The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit confirmed that the army would “extend Hesder soldiers’ active service for a short period of time.”