After failing to enlist enough members of the charedi community, the IDF is getting ready to dissolve the charedi Tomer Company of the Givati Brigade.
Galei Tzahal said that Ground Forces Commander Maj. Gen. Tamir Yadai recently ordered the company shut down because of a dearth of charedi recruitment.
Only 25 Chareidi soldiers joined the Tomer company during the recent intake.
Additionally, a large portion of those the army classified as “chareidim” for recruiting purposes were former chareidim who now maintained a secular lifestyle and did not need a unit that was exclusively for chareidim.
The Givati Brigade is considering the company’s future and favors its dissolution.
Only two squads remain in the company now, and they are made up of Religious Zionist troops rather than Charedim.
In addition, because the Charedi Hetz Company of the Paratroopers Brigade fell short of its recruiting targets, the IDF is considering disbanding the unit.
According to the IDF Spokesperson, “there have been various discussions recently considering the incorporation of Charedi troops in the Ground Forces.
Numerous topics were covered during the conversations, including how to use the recruits and the range of roles and units, but no decisions have yet been reached.
Another charedi battalion, the Netzah Yehuda battalion, which is a member of the Kfir brigade and often has over 1000 troops from chareidi and chareidi-nationalist backgrounds, is in addition to the Tomer and Hetz battalions. It is a battalion that is charedi.