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IDF Annual Enlistment Report

The IDF released on Thursday the data from its annual report on national enlistment levels.

The Israeli territories of Judea and Samaria have the highest percentage of soldiers serving in combat units – 61% vs. the national average of 44.2%. While the city of Modi’in-Maccabim-Re’ut retains its position as the individual city with the highest percentage of male and female citizens who enlist – 92.4%.

Of the 66 cities rated, the cities with the lowest enlistment levels are Modi’in Illit, Beitar Illit and Bnei Brak. Not far above the 3 are Jerusalem (62) and Tel Aviv (52).

Major General Orna Barbivai, head of the IDF’s Manpower Directorate notes that the data indicate there will be a significant decline in the percentage of eligible Israelis who won’t be serving in the IDF by the year 2020 – as low as 60%.

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