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    Israel Military 1997

      Military branches Israel Defense Forces (includes ground, naval, and air components),Pioneer Fighting Youth (Nahal), Frontier Guard, Chen (women); note - historicallythere have been no separate Israeli military services

      Military manpower - military age 18 years of age

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49: 1,420,066
      females age 15-49 : 1,391,042 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males: 1,162,745 (1997 est.)
      females: 1,134,610 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually
      males: 50,744
      females : 48,519 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure $9.2 billion (1996)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP about 9.8% (1996)

      Disputes - international West Bank and Gaza Strip are Israeli occupied with current status subjectto the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement - permanent status to be determinedthrough further negotiation; Golan Heights is Israeli occupied; Israeli troopsin southern Lebanon since June 1982

      Illicit drugs increasingly concerned about cocaine and heroin abuse and trafficking

      NOTE: The information regarding Israel on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Israel Military 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Israel Military 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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