Israel is one of only a few countries in the world with a mandatory military service requirement for women. According to the IDF, female Israeli soldiers had been killed in combat operations between the period this figure does not include the dozens of female soldiers killed in Israeli service prior to The Equality amendment to the Military Service law states that "The right of women to serve in any role in the IDF is equal to the right of men. After a five-week period of basic training they served as clerks, drivers, welfare workers, nurses, radio operators, flight controllers, ordnance personnel, and course instructors. In , the IDF said that fewer than 4 percent of women are in combat positions such as infantry, tank crews, artillery guns service, fighter pilots, etc.
Women in the Israel Defense Forces
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