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Israel’s Arab soldiers who fight for the Jewish state | BBC News

Israel’s Arab soldiers who fight for the Jewish state | BBC News

“I consider myself an Arab and a Muslim but I also consider myself part of this country,” Mahmud tells me during a break in live fire practice on the range. “It’s our state and we have to give back, to help as much as we can to the state which protects us.”

Over six months a BBC Arabic documentary team gained extraordinary access to the Gadsar – an all-Arab unit of 500 within the Israeli Defence Force. Ten times as many Israeli Arabs – Muslims and Christians – are joining the IDF compared to three years ago.

Source: Israel’s Arab soldiers who fight for the Jewish state – BBC News