A special Committee of senior officers of the Israel defense forces was prepared at the request of the Ministry of defense expertise on the issue of sanctions against ultra-Orthodox («haredim») who evade military service.
According to this assessment, the arrest of draft Dodgers and deserters, not only does not give the desired effect, but causes the opposite effect, reinforcing the position of opponents of cooperation with the army and radical groups the ultra-Orthodox community.
Instead of arrests, the military propose to punish deviators from service «shekel», pursuing them through civil, not criminal law, according to Haaretz.
In particular, proposed to ban draft Dodgers drive vehicles, block them from leaving the country and to deprive allowances, but not to arrest, because the radical youth arrested sees an example to follow.
According to experts, civil sanctions would force the Dodgers to appear at the recruiting station much faster and more effective than arrests.