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        7/3/2012, Tammuz 13, 5772

      Report: Half the People Don't Enlist in IDF


      Every second citizen does not enlist in the Israel Defense Forces and that number will rise to 60 percent in 2020, according to IDF Personnel Branch figures cited, Tuesday morning, by the Yisrael Hayom daily.

      According to the data, one out of every four men don't enlist, 13 percent are exempt for Torah study and 12 percent don't enlist for other reasons, including medical exemptions. Of the 40.9 percent of the women who don't serve, 35 percent are exempt because of a declaration of religion.