'Israel' faces strategic threat, military officers are leaving: media
Israeli media says that the wave of military officers and soldiers leaving the army institution poses a strategic threat to the entity.
Israeli media spoke about the high rate of "short service of young officers and soldiers," noting that this matter constitutes "a strategic threat to the Israeli army that is hardly discussed."
"The rate of young officers and soldiers shortening their service is breaking records," said Tzachi Davush, a correspondent on the Israeli Army Radio station, noting that "the army is expected to witness a wave of departure of young officers and non-commissioned officers who receive low salaries in the coming months."
Davush continued, explaining that "the good ones [officers] leave the army because it is not possible for the troops to live out of patriotism when they are drowning in debt."
"The acute shortage of critical and sensitive jobs is getting worse, which constitutes a strategic threat to the Israeli army that is almost not discussed," He added.
The correspondent pointed out that, "the hierarchy of the young leadership that controls the army will not have much left in the near future," noting that, "the number of those who are exempted from military service for psychological reasons has doubled in the last five years."
In this context, Israeli media earlier this week warned that "Benjamin Netanyahu is weakening the Israeli army by extracting part of its power in favor of settlers," as it referenced Knesset Member Ben-Gvir's plan to "remove the border guard companies from the Central Command and direct them to the Negev."
According to Haaretz, that would lead to "the return of the phenomena of the First Lebanon War [the 1982 invasion], such as refusal to serve and a lack of discipline in the Israeli army."
Earlier, Israeli occupation Security Minister Benny Gantz admitted that "Israel is facing many challenges, as the Israeli army has witnessed in recent years a continuous decline in recruitment rates, indicating that it is not only a demographic issue but rather a result of leadership decisions."