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  7/24/2011, Tammuz 22, 5771

IDF August Draft Begins Sunday

The IDF will inaugurate its summer draft on Sunday. Prospective soldiers will report for basic training at the Tel Hashomer IDF intake base beginning Sunday and continuing throughout August.

IDF officials said that this year's group is the largest group of IDF draftees in Israel's history. According to statistics, 73% of those who were determined healthy enough to do so have asked to be placed in combat units.