Number of IDF Draft Dodgers Surged 20% in 2013

Israel Defense Forces preparing to make it easier for Haredim serving time in military jail to transition to army life.

There were almost 2,000 draft dodgers from the Israel Defense Forces in 2013, a 20 percent increase on the previous year. Military Police data shows that, currently, the combined number of dodgers (those who received draft orders but never reported for duty) and deserters (soldiers who left their bases without leave) is enough to fill two whole IDF brigades.