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IDF using Facebook to catch draft dodgers

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Israel’s army is using Facebook to track down draft dodgers.

The army visited the Facebook account of a teenager who was dismissed from army service after declaring she was religious despite attending a secular school, and discovered that she did not lead a religious lifestyle, Ynet reported.

Pictures on her Facebook account showed that she did not dress in a style acceptable to the religious community and that she attended parties on Shabbat. The army has since drafted her.

The teen appealed the decision but was turned down.

Some 44 percent of Israeli teenage females do not enlist – 53 percent on religious grounds, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

 

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