May 4, 2015  By Jewish National Fund  Category: Special Needs,

For these new IDF soldiers, it's about ability, not disability

Moor Masood and Tzufit Zandi. 

All new soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces start their first day at the Bakum, the absorption base where all soldiers are processed before being sent out to the various bases or units where they will eventually serve.

For Moor Masood and Tzufit Zandi, the journey to the IDF started six months ago when they came to the JNF-supported Special in Uniform program, which integrates young people with disabilities into the IDF. These women didn’t wanted to give up their dream of serving in the army, so they started a three-month life skills and occupational training program.

After taking part in Mechina (a four-day military training course), they were assigned to the Palmachim air force base as volunteers, and proved that they are dedicated soldiers, doing wonderful work in the computer unit.

Tuesday was their draft day at the Bakum. They've officially become Israeli soldiers, just like most all citizens of their age. The focus here is on ability, not on disability.

The new recruits women with their families. 
Mazel tov, Moor and Tzufit!