Central Command commander Major General Yehuda Fuchs has compiled a plan for protecting towns in Judea and Samaria with teams of Charedi yeshiva students who will not need to be formally enlisted into the IDF.

According to Yediot Ahronot, the process will allow more soldiers to focus on other tasks, and if successful, would be enacted in other commands as well.

The plan proposes to establish a network to defend towns under the authority of the Defense Ministry which will be responsible for defending towns and civilian centers. The network will be mainly staffed by haredim otherwise intended for IDF service, and be considered an alternative to IDF service.

As of today, towns in Judea and Samaria are protected on a regular basis by their civilian security squads and coordinators. Since the war broke out, they have been joined by regional defense platoons of reservist soldiers. The smallest such town is defended by just sixteen soldiers. Larger or more threatened towns are protected by as many as sixty soldiers.... Read More: Arutz-7