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August 9, 2012 7:39 am

West Bank Jews Outpace Other Israelis in IDF Reserve Service

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IDF reservists. Photo: wiki commons.

Residents of West Bank Jewish communities are more likely than other Israelis to continue military service after their initial requirement is done, a new report from the Israel Defense Forces said.

Thirty-four percent of West Bank Jews in the IDF perform reserve duty, compared with figures of between 27 and 29 percent in other regions of Israel, according to the report.

The IDF may call up men for reserve service of up to one month per year until age 45, after which point service is completely voluntary.

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