In record high, 66,000 Haredim received exemption from military service in past year

Illustrative: Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men walk alongside Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem on December 5, 2019. (Olivier Fitoussi/ Flash90)
Illustrative: Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men walk alongside Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem on December 5, 2019. (Olivier Fitoussi/ Flash90)

Sixty-six thousand young men from the ultra-Orthodox community received an exemption from military service over the past year, in what Channel 12 says is an all-time record.

The numbers were shared by a representative from the IDF’s Personnel Directorate during a parliamentary meeting.

Of the 66,000, 540 Haredim decided to enlist since the war started.

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