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IDF uses Facebook to stalk draft-dodgers

    A religious soldier prays at the Kotel
    A religious soldier prays at the Kotel

    Israel has adopted a new tool in the fight against army draft evaders, and it involves looking at people’s Facebook pages.

    Service in the IDF is compulsory for Israeli school-leavers, except under specific circumstances. Those exempt from duty include some Orthodox Jewish men and women.

    But with draft-dodging on the rise, the army has turned to Facebook to check those avoiding service are doing so for a legitimate reason.

    The method has enabled the IDF to catch some 1,000 women exaggerating the extent of their religious observance.

    One was seen updating her profile against Shabbat, despite the religious ban on using technology. Another was photographed eating on a non-kosher restaurant.

    In both cases, the women were drafted to the army.

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