IDF Seeks to Bring More Women Into Combat Roles; Possibly Tank Division
The Israel Defense Force is seeking to increase the number of women in combat divisions, and may open its Armored Tank Corps to female soldiers, Israel’s Channel 2 reported, citing an officer involved in the changes.
The first move the IDF made to increase the number of women in combat divisions was to eliminate a running requirement, which they learned had been intimidating many female recruits. A decision to post women to the tanks units has yet to be made, the officer said.
An IDF spokesman was unable to comment.