More than 1,000 Israeli Arabs have volunteered to serve in the IDF in the past year

BRIDGES FOR PEACE
IDF Sees Record Number of Israeli Arab Conscripts
by Yoav Zitun
January 4, 2021

More than 1,000 Israeli Arabs have volunteered to serve in the IDF as conscripts or reservists in the past year, and most after the coronavirus crisis began in March 2020, the military’s Manpower Directorate said Sunday. The number of conscripts from the Arab sector is more than twice that of previous years, and includes Muslims from areas such as Taibe, Qalansuwa and East Jerusalem, Bedouin from the Galilee and Christian Arabs from the north. Alongside the overall increase in the number of new Israeli Arab troops, the number of those enlisting for combat roles has also increased. Some 450 new soldiers enlisted as scouts and fighters in the Bedouin patrol unit…READ MORE

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