The testing of female soldiers for combat positions in tank unit and their implementation in these units has been a topic fraught with controversy for the past few months. Following the culmination of the first pilot trainee project, 13 of th 15 soldiers in training passed all of the training requirements necessary to allow them to serve as full combat soldiers in tank units.
The 13 graduates undertook more than eight months of basic and extensive training and passed with a great measure of success. Following their training, they were qualified to take up positions guarding Israel’s southern borders together with another mixed unit known as Carcal.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)