Daily Archives: August 16, 2007
IDF ground troops operated from Monday night through Tuesday night in the Khan Yunis area of the Gaza Strip. In the course of Operation Smell of Pines, at least eight Palestinians were killed and 14 were injured. One soldier from the Golani Brigade was injured.
Last week, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak made an unusual policy statement, ordering the Israel's military establishment was going to "take steps to reduce the level [of] draft-dodging" amongst healthy young men of draft age who are avoiding compulsory army service.