IDF welcomes first female Christian officer

Yasmin Chayach. Credit: Facebook.

( Yasmin Chayach this week became the first Christian woman to complete the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) officer’s training course, the IDF said.

Chayach, who is from Acre, follows in the footsteps of her brother, who also served in the IDF. 

The Chayach family is part of a growing movement of Israeli Christians who are volunteering for military service. Christian enlistment in the IDF tripled in 2013. 

“We salute to Yasmin and all cadets who have completed the officer’s course this week,” the IDF said on its Facebook page. 

Posted on May 20, 2014 .