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Click through the slides to view some of the IDF’s strong female soldiers

Women have proudly served in the IDF since the very beginning. Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, wrote an impassioned letter to religious communities outlining the necessity of women serving and protecting Israel. Since then, women have taken increasingly high-level positions in the IDF. These female Israeli soldiers challenge stereotypes through the work they do every day.

This article has been reprinted with the permission of the IDF Blog