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  Kislev 6, 5780 , 04/12/19

'IDF haredi recruiting data forged'

True figures on the number of haredi recruits indicate the IDF forged the numbers to show a high recruitment rate. Reshet Bet's Carmela Menashe reports the number of recruits was doubled and even tripled. In 2017, the IDF reported 3,070 haredi soldiers were recruited, but in fact only 1,300 enlisted. In the army, non-haredi recruits were also added to lists of haredi recruits according to established criteria, and those who are not religious at all were also tacked onto the lists.

IDF: This was a mistake that will be rectified.

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