400% rise in female IDF combat soldiers; overall conscription down

The number of conscripts joining the IDF is down 3.5% over the past 5 years, Army Radio revealed on Wednesday night, citing demographic changes as the cause of the shift.

Not all populations, such as religious Jewish women and most non-Druze Arabs are mandated to join the army, however many others find loopholes to avoid serving.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/400-percent-rise-in-female-IDF-combat-soldiers-overall-conscription-down-472861

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