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Video: Bil'in Weekly Demo Friday 6 Mar 09 [Three Injured, Dozens Suffered Teargas Inhalation]

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Three injured, dozens suffered teargas inhalation during the Bil'in Weekly Demonstration


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Cheryl B (373)
Saturday March 7, 2009, 10:17 am
care2 glitches many are going to wrong section, this was world, mada having smae problem.

Simon Wood (207)
Sunday March 8, 2009, 12:08 am
Israelis have no right to occupy Palestine!!!

Go home, Israeli soldiers!!!

Free Palestine!!!

pete O (242)
Thursday March 12, 2009, 10:17 am
What kinda mother allows her son to join the IDF ! Shame on Israeli mothers !

Cheryl B (373)
Thursday March 12, 2009, 11:58 am
Regular service

Female soldiers at the railway station
Israeli border policemen (not part of the IDF) with a Magav Sufa in Jerusalem with the Mount of Olives in the backgroundNational military service is mandatory for Jewish and Druze men and Jewish women over the age of 18, although exceptions may be made on religious, physical or psychological grounds (see Profile 21).

Men serve three years in the IDF, while women serve two. The IDF allowed women who volunteer for several combat positions to serve for three years because combat soldiers must undergo a lengthy period of training. Women in other positions, such as programmers, who require lengthy training time may also serve three years. Women in most combat positions are also required to serve as reserve for several years after their dismissal from regular service.

[edit] Non-IDF service
Other than the National Service (Sherut Leumi), there are a number of ways for IDF conscripts to serve in bodies other than the IDF. The combat option is Israel Border Police (Magav) service, part of the Israel Police. Some soldiers complete their IDF combat training and later undergo additional counter-terror and Border Police training. These are assigned to Border Police units. The Border Police units fight side by side with the regular IDF combat units. They are also responsible for security in heavy urban areas such as Jerusalem.

Non-combat services include the Mandatory Police Service (Shaham) program, where youth are instead recruited to the police, Israel Prison Service duty, and service in other wings of the Israeli Security Forces.

[edit] Reserve service
Following regular service, men may be called for reserve service of up to one month annually, until the age of 4345 (reservists may volunteer after this age), and may be called for active duty immediately in times of crisis. In most cases, the reserve duty is carried out in the same unit for years, in many cases the same unit as the active service and by the same people. Many soldiers who have served together in active service continue to meet in reserve duty for years after their discharge, causing reserve duty to become a strong male bonding experience in Israeli society.
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