Soldiers at a Combat Exercise in Southern Israel
Image by Israel Defense Forces
July 20, 2011
Two IDF soldiers take a break during a combat exercise in southern Israel. The soldiers serve in the Bedouin Desert Reconnaissance Battalion, an infantry battalion that is largely composed of Bedouin Arabs. The battalion operates along the Israel-Egypt and Israel-Gaza borders.
According to data released this month by the IDF Education Corps, units such as the Bedouin Desert Reconnaissance Battalion have greatly benefited from an increase in minority recruitment over the past few years.
Featured as photo of the day on July 26, 2011.
Photography: Sgt. Benish Revivo, IDF Spokesperson’s Unit