Thousands of students who were call to serve as reservists in Operation Iron Sword in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will receive grants of one thousand Shekels each or the equivalent of IDR 3.9 million from Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Israel.
According to the latest data
more than 5 thousand TAU students have been summon since the outbreak of war in the occupie Palestinian territories following the Hamas attack on October 7. They will receive grant funds in the next few days as a sign of appreciation from the university, and as assistance to ease their burden when they return to study. “TAU has an obligation to help its students who have been personally affected by the hardships of war. said TAU President Ariel Porat.
Students living in dormitories who are call up to serve as military reserves are exempt from paying dormitory rent for October and November. TAU also promised hundreds of scholarships to help pay rent for dormitory residents who have not been call to duty, based on socio-economic considerations.
In addition, TAU also said it would provide large additional grants, especially for those serving in combat or combat support units.
We are starting with a small grant and intend to increase it in the future.
In addition to financial assistance, we will also offer academic support after the school year begins,” continued Porat. Military conscription in Israel applies to citizens over the age of 18. After registering. Men are expect to serve for 32 months and women for 24 months.
According to the 2023 Military Balance of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Israel has 169,500 active military personnel in the army, navy and paramilitary forces.
Israel launched Operation Iron Sword in response to Operation Al-Aqsa Storm on October 7 which killed at least 1,400 Israelis. This counterattack, which has claim the lives of more than 8 thousand Palestinians. Has been condemn by the international community as being unbalance. The UN urged Israel to stop its “collective punishment” against Gaza’s population, calling it a war crime.
“A humanitarian disaster occurred for the 2.2 million people confined in Gaza and punished collectively. Collective punishment is a war crime. “Israel’s collective punishment of the entire population of Gaza must stop immediately,” said UN Human Rights Office spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani at a press conference in Geneva on Friday, October 27, 2023.
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