West Bank Jewish residents outpace other Israelis in IDF reserve service

Click photo to download. Caption: IDF reservists train in the Golan Heights. Credit: IDF.(JNS.org) Residents of West Bank Jewish communities are more likely than other Israelis to continue military service after their initial requirement is done, a new report from the Israel Defense Forces said.

Thirty-four percent of West Bank Jews in the IDF perform reserve duty, compared with figures of between 27 and 29 percent in other regions of Israel, according to the report.

The IDF may call up men for reserve service of up to one month per year until age 45, after which point service is completely voluntary.

Posted on August 9, 2012 .