The Minister of Defense of Israel,

Yaav Galant,

for the first time called for ultra-orthodox Jews to be drafted into the IDF, writes The Jerusalem Post.

"Today there is a real national need to extend the service life of soldiers and reservists," Gallant told reporters in Tel Aviv.

“As the burden on those in the service continues to grow, I will make one thing clear: this war has proven that everyone must.

If a broad consensus is not reached, I will not introduce a law on military duty at the request of the Ministry of Defense."

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court of Justice issued a series of conditional rulings that could change the government's policy on recruiting Haredi students into the IDF after hearing two petitions earlier in the day.

The Movement for Quality Government in Israel (MQG), one of the main applicants, called the conditional orders a dramatic and important step "toward full equality in the draft."

Earlier this month, IDF Chief of Staff

Herzi Halevi

said that Israel's conscription laws should be changed so that all members of Israeli society are called up to defend the country.

"In these challenging times, one thing is very clear - everyone must do their part to protect our home," Halevi said.

- This is a different time, and previous realities must be revised.

We are currently promoting immediate draft decisions to replenish our ranks amid ongoing hostilities.

A lot of that will be needed in the future."

Israel continues the war with the movement of Palestinian Arabs Hamas, recognized in a number of countries as a terrorist organization.

The IDF fighters managed to destroy many tunnels and headquarters belonging to Hamas, but the military leadership declares the need to continue fighting.

Israel's war with Hamas.

The main thing

  • On October 7, Israel was hit by a rocket attack from the Gaza Strip, and Hamas militants broke into the country, killing at least 260 participants of the music festival and taking hundreds of hostages.

    Some people were shot just in the streets.

  • The invasion from the Gaza Strip took place on the 50th anniversary of the start of the 1973 Yom Kippur war.

  • The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched the military operation "Iron Swords" in response to the attack.

    Already on October 8, Israel officially declared a state of war.

  • Hamas has warned that it will kill one of the hostages every time the Israeli military bombards civilian targets in Gaza.

  • Iran has declared that it does not take part in the war, but has openly declared its support for the actions of Hamas.

    Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said: "We kiss the hands of those who planned an attack on the Zionist regime."

  • The number of wounded Belarusians on October 10 is 3 people.

    The condition of one of the injured women is serious.

  • On October 10, dozens of dead bodies, including small children, were found in Kibbutz Kfar Az near the Gaza Strip.

  • Israeli Defense Minister Yaav Galant said on October 11 that the army is moving to a full-scale offensive on the Gaza Strip.

  • On October 11, the Lebanese armed group "Hezbollah" fired anti-tank missiles at Israeli military positions and claimed to have killed and wounded them.

  • As of October 17, it is known that three Belarusian citizens have died in Israel since the beginning of the war.

  • In November, Israel launched an attack on the Gaza Strip and announced the expansion of the ground operation.

  • On November 22, it became known that Israel and Hamas in Qatar signed a four-day truce agreement.

    The truce was later extended, but on November 30 it stopped after rockets from Gaza hit Israel, the IDF said.

  • During the truce, 105 hostages were released from Hamas captivity, and 240 Palestinian prisoners were released from Israeli prisons.

  • On January 6, Israel announced that the north of Gaza had been cleared of Hamas militants.

  • Casualties

    : As of February 19, 2024, about 1,160 people in Israel, mostly civilians, according to AFP based on Israeli figures.

    Militants took about 250 hostages on the first day of the war, 130 of whom remain in Gaza, including 30 presumed dead, according to Israel.

    The Gaza Ministry of Health reports that the Israeli military campaign has killed at least 28,985 people, mostly women and children.

  • It is not always possible to independently verify information about military operations provided by officials of various parties.