Rape and the Israel Defense Forces

Is the IDF less likely to rape than other occupying armies are?

Comrade Morlock
8 min readNov 6, 2023

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In 2002, Rabbi Eyal Karim was asked, “Is it allowed in our days for an IDF soldier, for example, to rape girls during a fight, or is such a thing forbidden?”

Because Karim is now the Chief Military Rabbi for the Israel Defense Forces, his answer matters enormously. It’s been…

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