02.08.2011 02.Aw-Elul, 5771
New IDF Artillery Corps unit created for ultra-Orthodox conscripts
IDF opens first combat unit for ultra-Orthodox recruits since the Haredi Nahal battalion was established 12 years ago.
The Artillery Corps of the Israel Defense Forces is to begin drafting ultra-Orthodox soldiers for the first time this fall.
In November around 60 Haredi men are expected to enlist in the corps. They will serve in a separate unit, with special terms of service that were negotiated between the Defense Ministry and yeshiva heads who allowed their students to be drafted….