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November 8, 2013 10:03 am

IDF: Drop in Desire for Combat Duty

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Paratroopers participate in an exercise at the new Navim base. Photo: Yissachar Ruas/ Tazpit News Agency.

Ynet- The IDF managed to gain some ground on the front to prevent standing army dismissals, but as far as the battle for youngsters’ heart and minds goes, the army has suffered a defeat: According to data presented by the IDF on Thursday, it appears that over the last three years, the motivation of those designated for combat duty to serve as combatants has dropped by 9%.

Manpower Directorate chief, Maj. Gen. Orna Barbivai, dismissed the news of youngsters’ shying away from combatant roles and said: “I’m not alarmed by it.”

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