Haredi soldiers enlist in the IDF
Haredi soldiers enlist in the IDFIDF spokesperson

Around 200 young haredi men converged on the Tel Hashomer recruitment center in central Israel on Tuesday, to begin their IDF service.

The new recruits are to be integrated into important positions in the military, most of them are enlisting in combat units in tracks that are specially dedicated to them in the Netzach Yehuda battalion, the Tomer company of the Givati Brigade, the Hetz company of the Paratrooper Brigade and the Air Force.

In addition to the combat soldiers, recruits also joined the "Shahar" track, which integrates the soldiers in a number of non-combat positions in the Ground Force Command, the Communications Corps, and the intelligence branch. They will serve in the IDF for two years, after which they will complete their matriculation exams and begin academic studies.

Throughout the recruitment process and their military service, all haredi recruits are accompanied by the army's haredi administration.

"We welcome the new recruits with open arms," haredi administration head Amir Zuzut told the recruits. "These are top young men, who decided to dedicate the next few years of their lives to the Nation of Israel and the State of Israel."