Among other things, Israel is known for the very world by the fact that many representatives of the beautiful half of humanity are serving in its armed forces, the IDF. Many will say that war is not a woman's business and may be right. At the same time, for many, even those who have not undergone military service, it will be absolutely incomprehensible how Israeli girls manage to serve along with the guys.
The population of Israel today barely exceeds 9 million. For comparison, 4.9 million people live in St. Petersburg alone, and 11.9 million people live in Moscow. At the same time, the Middle East state, which was formed in its modern form during the Cold War between the USSR and the United States, is literally in the circle of enemies. Over the past 73 years, Israel has repeatedly become the culprit, victim, hostage of difficult political games of much larger and more powerful forces.
The tangle of contradictions tied in the region between Israel and the Arab states is so complex and so saturated with blood that it will not be possible to unravel it soon. It is not surprising that armed conflicts break out in the region every now and then. At the same time, even despite the presence of an "older brother" in the person of the United States, the Israeli army still remains in the minority. Therefore, there is a conscription in the country for literally everyone, including young girls.
Just like young guys, girls undergo the first military medical commission at the age of 17. Upon reaching the age of 18, the girl can be called up for military service in the IDF. The girls serve together with the guys in the same divisions, but they live separately from the representatives of the strong half of humanity. Each unit has its own women's barracks. Male servicemen are prohibited from entering it. The service life of the girls is 1 year and 9 months. At the same time, the service life can be blanked up to 3 years, if a woman decides to receive a military or military medical education.
There are also completely female formations in the IDF, where men do not serve in principle. An important feature of girls' military service is that in the vast majority of cases they are kept away from hot spots. Most often, they are sent to serve in the south, away from the Gaza Strip to the border with Egypt, which is relatively friendly today. Like boys, female conscripts are paid between $ 100 and $ 200 per month.
Moreover, if the service takes place near the house, the girls have the right not to spend the night in the barracks, but to go home to their relatives. That is why, for Israel, young people in military uniforms, traveling around the city with military weapons along with the rest of the citizens, are an absolutely dining spectacle. Due to the constant threat of war, those undergoing military service are required to constantly be with their weapons.
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