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Christian, Israeli. & IDF Officer - Hadeel's Story

Updated: Oct 29, 2022

Israeli, Christian, and an IDF officer. This is Hadeel's story!

"The Israel Defense Forces is the military of the State of Israel. Its activities are subject to the authority of the democratic civil government of Israel. The purpose of the IDF is to preserve the State of Israel, to protect its independence, and to foil attempts by its enemies to disrupt the normal life within it. The soldiers of the IDF are obligated to fight and devote every effort, even at the risk of their own lives, to protect the State of Israel, its citizens and residents. Soldiers of the IDF shall act according to the values of the IDF and its commands, while abiding to the law, upholding human dignity, and respecting the values of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state." from the official website of IDF: Israeli Defense Forces

Israel is one of only a few countries in the world with a mandatory military service requirement for women.

According to the IDF, 535 female Israeli soldiers had been killed in combat operations between 1962-2016. Women have taken part in Israel’s military before and since the founding of the state in 1948, serving within the Ground, Naval and Air Forces. The 2000 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."

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