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An Israeli soldier: Dispatches from the front | The Times of Israel
Source: By Yoavlemmer - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14965997

An Israeli soldier: Dispatches from the front | The Times of Israel

At the age of 19, a soldier in Israel had already been in an infantry unit for a year and a half. Soon he was marching in Lebanon for the start of the Second Lebanon War. While waiting on standby, all he knew is a lot of Israeli soldiers in the area had been killed or taken prisoner. When he was 21 the Israeli soldier was in a special forces unit and would only come home for a couple days before heading back out for weeks or months at a time. At the age of 34 he has been in the reserve combat forces for almost ten years, still going onto the front lines as part of the Israel Defense Force.

Source: https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/narratives-of-a-21st-century-israeli-soldier/

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