Chareidi IDF Officer Tried To Compel A Religious Soldier To Enter An APC With Women


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)


  1. How can we ignore this? We must all something before more frum Kids are taken off the derech. I’m not getting involved in the question whether they should be drafted but this is already something else. If you put me when was 18 in a confined setting like this with a bunch of girls my age (on a daily basis) I would’ve had a very hard time staying frum.

  2. Chareidim CAN’T go to the army, period. Many officers don’t respect or care about halacha and there are an abundance of such stories where frum soldiers were pushed to violate halacha.