Additional Nahal Haredi Battalion Needed

The Army has revised its policy regarding the military placement of haredim and is now in support of establishing a new Nahal Haredi battalion, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Tuesday.

According to Brigadier-General Gadi Agmon, head of planning in the IDF’s Personnel Directorate, there is a growing need to establish an additional battalion that would be able to accommodate ultra-Orthodox soldiers. Other senior IDF officers, however, are reluctant to support the venture.

Agmon said that IDF is capable of absorbing thousands more soldiers in various frameworks. However, there is a growing need to establish a new Nahal Haredi battalion.

He presented his opinion during a meeting held by the committee tasked with finding an alternative to Tal Law – the legislation that exempts the ultra-Orthodox sector from military service.


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