Photo Credit: Screenshot: IDF Spokesperson's Unit / IDF Blog
The IDF Bedouin Tracking Unit is an invaluable part of the Israeli army that cannot be replaced by technology.

More Bedouin Israeli men are signing up for military service, according to the latest statistics published by the IDF.

Last year there was a 40 percent increase in the number of recruits from the Bedouin sector over the previous year, with 420 males enlisting in 2017 in comparison with 300 new soldiers in 2016.

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The IDF is hoping to increase recruits by another 50 percent in 2018, with 600 new recruits in the coming year.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.