IDF: Ultra-Orthodox recruits can plug gap in technical units
IDF says overall enlistment to technical units has declined by a few thousand every year since the middle of the previous decade.
Technical units in the Israel Defense Forces, particularly in the Israel Air Force, are hundreds of soldiers short and need immediate reinforcements. Army officials believe ultra-Orthodox recruits could fill these positions. This was one of the messages conveyed by Personnel Directorate officials to members of the Knesset committee that is evaluating ways to increase Haredi enlistment.