IDF chief meets with haredi soldiers

IDF chief Benny Gantz. Credit: IDF.

( While hundreds of thousands gathered in Jerusalem on Sunday to rally against Israel’s new haredi enlistment bill, Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz visited with soldiers of the Nahal Haredi battalion in Judea and Samaria.

“Everyone needs to serve in the army,” Gantz told the haredi soldiers, Israel Hayom reported.

“The IDF allows a religious soldier to remain religious, an ultra-Orthodox soldier to remain ultra-Orthodox and a secular soldier to remain secular,” he added.

Posted on March 3, 2014 .