Female reservists called up in unprecedented numbers

Soldiers of the Karakal battalion, which is made up of male and female combat soldiers fighting side by side, November 2007. (Photo by Yoni Markovitzki/IDF Spokesperson/Flash90)

Soldiers of the Karakal battalion, which is made up of male and female combat soldiers fighting side by side, November 2007. (Photo by Yoni Markovitzki/IDF Spokesperson/Flash90)

Operation Protective Edge poses unique challenges to the thousands of female reservists, among them pregnant women and mothers

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