Yediot Ahronot’s military correspondent, Yossi Yehoshua, claims that the defense establishment doesn’t need more charedi soldiers, and therefore the discussion of the draft law is completely unnecessary.
“You ask if the IDF needs more charedim in service and the answer is no,” Yehoshua told Army Radio. “There are about 3,000 charedim who enlist in the army every year, the majority for combat units, and more charedi soldiers will cause another headache for the IDF.”
“It’s clear to everyone that the IDF doesn’t need charedi soldiers, not even in the combat units, and will soon release a large number of soldiers. They are very expensive – a charedi soldier costs more than double than a regular soldier and therefore this whole discussion is completely unnecessary,” Yehoshua concuded.
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