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What percentage of Sayeret Matkal are women?



Sayeret Matkal, like all elite units, is closed to women. [1]

But it’s difficult to claim that women are equals in the IDF (even the IDF admits that less than 4 percent of women are in combat positions). Many are in “combat-support” positions that can involve anything from opening the gate of the army base to cleaning guns—and which, by the way, command a lower salary than combat positions. And tellingly, there is only one female general in the entire IDF. [1]

[1] https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/08/ga...


Norway has female special forces members ("Jegertroppen").

Gaddafi famously had female bodyguards, but perhaps for very different reasons.

Many muslim countries have female special forces (again prehaps fro very different reasons)


Countries who have troops in the ME (including the US) tend to have women in (or attached to) commando units because the locals get very shooty when male soldiers search their women. But those SF women tend to not get involved in pure combat missions due to lack of physical strength.


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39434655 they are all about interacting with the public, but they are proper soldiers.


Sure, they're trained as soldiers, and they go out on patrols. But if you have a target, a "go to this place and kill everyone you see" mission, you don't usually bring the women.




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