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Israel’s military reservists to serve longer

Updated on: 09 February,2024 06:31 AM IST  |  Tel Aviv
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The age of exemption for reserve military duty will rise from 40 to 45, and for officers from 45 to 50

Israel’s military reservists to serve longer

Smoke billows during Israeli bombardment in southern Lebanon. Pic/AP

Israel is set for an extension of mandatory service for soldiers—men and women—who serve in combat units to three years and the length of service of reservists will be doubled to “become a central formation in the army’s security tasks and not just a routine auxiliary force’. The age of exemption for reserve military duty will rise from 40 to 45, and for officers from 45 to 50. The IDF said this will “preserve knowledge and experience.”

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