Torah Light News From Israel

For the first time a female tank unit will patrol the border of Israel. After eight intense months and amid fierce opposition to the initiative, the first group of female tank combat soldiers are to be deployed.

Thirteen female tank combat recruits will be assigned to the southern border. The IDF stresses they will not be deployed to the battlefields but only to the border of countries with which Israel has peace.

Their training was conducted using the Merkava Mark III tank which is amongst the best protected tanks in the world.

Merkava in Hebrew means “Chariot”.