A chareidi officer tried to compel a religious IDF soldier to enter an APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) with female soldiers. The soldier refused and was incarcerated for twelve days, Kan News military correspondent Carmella Menashe revealed on Wednesday evening 22 Shevat.
The religious soldier is serving in the Artillery Corps and a chareidi company commander tried to compel him to enter the APC, despite his objections to being in the confined closed space with females.
The IDF Spokesperson responded: “This is a soldier who was tried for the second time against an incident of refusing orders. In this case he was sentenced to 12 days in prison. ”
As mentioned, the Joint Service Ordinance recently came into the headlines due to a public struggle being waged by national religious parties, including the Chief Rabbi of Tzefas Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu Shlita.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)