The daily Yisrael HaYom reveals a plan is in the works towards enlisting chareidim into the ranks of Israel Police, Israel Prison Authority and the war on drugs. Participants in the program will be eligible in receiving the same rights as IDF veterans.
Minister of Public Security Yitzchak Aharonovich is seeking to formulate a plan that will bring 50 chareidim into the force, to serve in their own communities. He envisions deploying them in administrative positions, criminal forensics, drivers and other non-combatant posts.
In the prison service, he sees them deployed in the computer areas, K-9 areas (taking care of the dogs), assisting in administrative tasks and religious services.
The report states behind the scene talks with rabbonim are ongoing and they are being most supportive.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)