An Israeli female soldier has been accused of having sexual relations with a Palestinian prisoner.
After these allegations, Israel says that women soldiers will not be deployed in high security prisons.
Israeli media says that the female soldier has admitted to having physical relations with a Palestinian prisoner.
The Palestinian prisoner with whom relations were allegedly established is accused of carrying out deadly attacks on Israeli civilians.
It is believed that the woman was part of Israel’s military service, because in Israel it is mandatory for most people to serve in the army.
Under this rule, women in Israel have to serve in the country’s army for at least two years and men for 32 months.
This rule applies to Israeli citizens at home and abroad. New immigrants and people from certain religious groups are exempted from this rule on medical grounds. Apart from this, in special circumstances, athletes can serve for less time.
The name of the female military personnel and the prisoner serving life imprisonment has not been released.
The court hearing the case has ordered that the location of the jail and other information should not be made public.
What did the female military personnel tell?
According to Israeli media, during interrogation the woman claimed that four other women had also had physical relations with the prisoner.
Israel’s Prison Service (IPS) says that the Palestinian prisoner has been taken out of his cell and shifted to another place for interrogation.
On Friday, Prison Service chief Katy Perry and National Security Minister Itamar Ben Givir announced that female soldiers would no longer be deployed to high-security prisons where Palestinian ‘terrorists’ are being held.
Israeli media quoted the minister as saying that in the coming two years, all women soldiers will be removed from the high security wings built inside the prisons.
There have been repeated demands for not keeping women soldiers in high security jails in the country, but this was not possible due to shortage of staff.
Last year, Palestinian prisoners in a prison were accused of assaulting and raping female Israeli soldiers stationed there. In this case, Israeli ministers had ordered an investigation and some senior prison officials were thrown out.
Compulsory military service in countries
Apart from Israel, there are many countries where there is a provision for compulsory military service.
South Korea There is a strong system for national military service in the country.
It is mandatory for all physically able men to serve for 21 months in the Army, 23 months in the Navy or 24 months in the Air Force.
However, players who win gold medals in the Olympics or Asian Games are exempted from mandatory service in the army. Players who do not bring medals have to come back and serve in the army.
North Korea There is a provision for the longest compulsory military service. In this country, men have to serve in the army for 11 years and women for seven years.
East African country Eritrea In India, men, youth and unmarried women have to serve in the country’s army for 18 months.
According to human rights organizations, in Eritrea the 18-month term of service is often extended by a few years. Sometimes it is even done indefinitely.
Switzerland Compulsory service for men aged 18 to 34 is 21 weeks long.
The rule of compulsory joining the army does not apply to women in the country, but they can join the army on their own free will.
brazil Military service is compulsory for men aged 18 years. This compulsory service lasts between 10 to 12 months. Due to health reasons, exemption may be given in case of compulsory service in the army.
If a youth is studying in a university, then after some time he will have to go for compulsory service in the army.
For this, soldiers get small salary, food and stay in barracks.
Apart from this, there is provision for compulsory military force in Syria, Georgia, Lithuania and Sweden.