Today the IDF (Zahal), along with the rest of the world, celebrates International Women’s Day. Since the War of Independence, women have played a vital role in the country’s defense, filling many important positions ranging from combat soldiers to emergency instructors.
Today we present you with a look at some of the most remarkable women serving in the IDF (Zahal).
Chen – Combat soldier in the elite Canine Unit “Oketz”
Dafna Shilon – Aerial Operations Coordinator
Ella Sirotinsky – Military Advocate General Prosecutor
Shirat Goler – Bereaved Families’ Liaison Officer
Yaffa Ananiya – Commander at a crossing in Judea and Samaria
Amit Assenheim – Social Welfare NCO
Shai Ya’akobovich – Combat Fitness Officer
Moran Droker Yarovich – Doctor and Clinic Commander
Eden Chen – Inspector in Personal Security Unit
Karin Ovadia – Maritime regional control commander