Women with Combat Units of the Israeli Army .. Where do Men go and Why?
The Israeli army admitted that it was facing a severe human resources crisis due to the decline of youth motivation to enlist in combat units.
“Haaretz” newspaper revealed that a large proportion of soldiers volunteered to serve in technological units which were with “low” risk, and refrain from engaging in brigades and combat units.
The newspaper indicated in the report that the tendency to volunteer in technological units didn’t not guarantee Israeli youth only a military service “without risk”, but also ensured that these soldiers receive attractive employment opportunities after being demobilized from the army.
The newspaper noted that the leading technology companies in “Israel” competed to attract officers and soldiers who had served in the technological units or intelligence units that managed the activities of the war effort in cyberspace.
The salaries awarded by technology companies are three times the average for Israelis.
The decline in motivation to serve in brigades and combat units prompted the army’s leadership to expand the launch of mixed military units involving soldiers and female soldiers.
According to the newspaper, the launch of mixed units has become a top priority for the army leadership, noting that some field military tasks are now exclusive to women.
The tenth Israeli television channel recently revealed that most of the military units responsible for securing the border with Jordan were female soldiers.
The channel noted that for the first time the army has become absorbed female soldiers in the crews that occupy tanks and artillery.
It is noteworthy that although military service in the Israeli entity is compulsory, soldiers were given the right to choose the unit, brigade or weapon to which they belong.
It is also worth mentioning that the combat infantry brigades that the Israeli authorities rely on in their war effort were considered the most dangerous among the army brigades: the paratroopers, the Golani, the Givati, and the Nahal.