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  Iyar 29, 5775 , 18/05/15

IDF Shuts Down Druze Battalion 'Herev'

Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot has decided to shut down Herev, the Druze IDF battalion. The battalion's current members will join other units.

The IDF says that the decision is a result of requests from Druze Israelis to close the unit in order to integrate better with other infantry units.

Herev, meaning "sword," was created in 1987 to let Arab-speaking Israeli minorities serve together.

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