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IDF Soldiers Complain: Haredi Soldiers Received $5,000 Each in Illegal Grants

Neztach Yehuda Battalion soldiers.

Neztach Yehuda Battalion soldiers.
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On Tuesday, soldiers in the IDF Kfir brigade sent a letter to the office of Chief of Staff Benny Gantz complaining about discrimination between soldiers serving in the Haredi Netzach Yehuda battalion and other soldiers in the brigade, Walla reports.

According to the soldiers’ claims it appears that recently soldiers serving in the Haredi battalion each received a grant of $5,000 from an American philanthropist.

According to one of the soldiers that discovered the occurrence, the Haredi soldiers received a one-time grant of $3,000 towards home furnishing and $2,000 towards general shopping for their families. The soldier claims that other soldiers, especially married secular soldiers, have been discriminated against since they are not eligible for this grant.

According to IDF orders, any contribution made for IDF soldiers has to go through the Association for the Wellbeing of Israeli Soldiers which distributes the money under the supervision of the Office of Human Resources personnel department.

Soldiers further claimed that senior Netzach Yehuda officers were in attendance at a charity event on behalf of the Haredi soldiers which took place two months ago at a Jerusalem hotel.

“The outcome was that married, non-Haredi soldiers do not receive a $5,000 grant and that the IDF supports this discrimination,” said a brigade soldier.

IDF sources report that the matter is being investigated by the secretary of IDF High Command.

The IDF spokesperson responded: “When the complaint letter is received, it will receive a direct reply. Army orders forbid direct contributions to individual soldiers or a unit which do not go through the Association for the Wellbeing of the Soldier or the Libi Fund.”

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7 Responses to “IDF Soldiers Complain: Haredi Soldiers Received $5,000 Each in Illegal Grants”

  1. Cool! Good for them! More $$$ coming from USA!

  2. Chayim Goldberg says:

    I'm wondering whether its moral or not to make donations to specific units. I know that it is common for families to donate garments (such as hats or neckwarmers) to units their children are in, but I'm not sure making grants available to soldiers in one unit is fair. I can see both sides of the argument.

  3. Roc Diaz says:

    the secular idf soldiers who made the complaint are a bunch of little girlz who are jealous that someone recieved something from a private citizen and they didn't. grow up and be men, not a bunch of pussy crybabies.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Always finding a way to bash the Haredi. that's the name of their game.

  5. Rivka Gornall Leiner says:

    Hesder is now letting students study for their degree instead of Torah when not with their units in a university classroom (not in spare time open university), something no charedi or secular soldier can do. Upset? Why begrudge what others have. None of my boys, in Nachal Charedi, rab banut or kravi got anything special.

    Also, the LIBI organization does absolutely nothing for religious and esp charedi soldiers. Ask the man who has been fighting for years, a wounded vet, for a few hours a week of men only swimming in the Bet HaChayal pool.

    My kravi son got 2 weeks in a non mehadrin hotel on the beach. He had nothing to do as his buddies were out cruising for girls and partying.

    Get the facts out, investigate when writing an article like this.

  6. Woody Schulz says:

    sounds not fair to me.

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