IDF discharges thousands of haredim

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Thousands of yeshiva students in recent weeks have received letters informing them that they have been exempt from military service.

The letters were sent following the ultra-Orthodox draft reform approved by the government earlier this year. A military official confirmed the details to Ynet.

The newly discharged men are yeshiva students over the age of 28, or younger yeshiva students who have at least three children.

Simultaneously, the government informed haredim over the age of 28 engaged in civilian service that they may end their service. Their names were transferred to the list of reserve soldiers.

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