Border Police Is Now Israel's Most Popular Combat Unit Among New Recruits

Sharp rise in demand to serve in the unit attributed to the increased violence in the territories, leading to increased media coverage and public interest. Seven to eight new recruits are competing for every available post.

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The Border Police, known by the Hebrew acronym Magav, has recently become the most popular unit among new Israel Defense Forces recruits for combat service, according to IDF and Israel Police figures. The unit...