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March 3, 2014 11:22 am

During Protests Against Enlistment Bill, IDF Chief Tells Charedi Soldiers ‘Everyone Needs to Serve’

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IDF chief Benny Gantz. Credit: IDF.

JNS.org While hundreds of thousands gathered in Jerusalem on Sunday to rally against Israel’s new haredi enlistment bill, Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz visited with soldiers of the Nahal Haredi battalion in Judea and Samaria.

“Everyone needs to serve in the army,” Gantz told the haredi soldiers, Israel Hayom reported.

“The IDF allows a religious soldier to remain religious, an ultra-Orthodox soldier to remain ultra-Orthodox and a secular soldier to remain secular,” he added.

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