The Women's Corps also sent young women soldiers to be teachers in developing areas and immigrant neighborhoods of Israel.Apart from the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, when manpower shortages saw many Palmach and IDF women taking active part in land battles, women were historically barred from battle in the IDF, serving in a variety of technical and administrative support roles.
It was fair and equitable to demand from women equal sacrifice and risk, it was argued, but the risk for women prisoners of rape and sexual molestation was infinitely greater than the same risk for men.
A majority of women serving in the IDF then were secretaries.
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Israel is one of only a few countries in the world with a mandatory military service requirement for women.