Ultra-Orthodox asking to join up by thousands, army says

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

IDF spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari says there have been increasing requests by ultra-Orthodox Israelis to join the military amid the war.

The IDF has received more than 2,000 requests from Haredim in recent days, and on Monday, they will begin to be drafted as volunteers, Hagari says.

Many Haredi communities shun military service, causing a serious split in Israeli society.

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