The day after the Israeli assault on Gaza, the Israeli army’s commandant, Col. Avi Gurov, sent out a message to the army’s women: Dress appropriately.
Gurov told the women that they were not permitted to wear skirts, skirts with an opening for the foot, and skirts that cover their ankles, undergarments that reveal their ankles.
Gurot said that any skirt that did not have an opening would be “permanent” and would be banned.
Grosimat, the army spokeswoman, did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
In an article for the Times of Israel, Guroc said that a dress code was established in May, when the IDF’s commandants decided that a woman wearing a skirt and a skirt with a foot opening was “too provocative” for IDF troops to wear.
A skirt should not be a dress and a dress should not expose one’s ankle, she said.
The IDF’s commander in chief, Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, said in a statement on July 15 that “a skirt is not a dress.
A dress should be a garment.”
Mordechai was referring to the IDF uniform, which is usually worn with a skirt.
But it is unclear how many IDF troops wear skirts.
Gus Grosim, a 20-year-old junior officer from Beit Hanina, said that she did not think it was appropriate to wear a skirt at all, and was shocked to learn of the dress code, which she believes violates the military’s own regulations.
Grosh, a resident of the town of Beit Sheva, was shocked that the IDF would require skirts for troops to walk around in.
I think it’s totally ridiculous,” she said, adding that she was offended by the fact that the dress Code was being enforced by the Israeli military.
Gershon Cohen, a 23-year old reservist from the town, said he was also disappointed by the decision.
He said he wanted to wear trousers, but was told that a skirt would be a “permissable item” for soldiers.”
They should dress like soldiers.””
I don’t see why [the IDF] would ask soldiers to dress up in skirts.
They should dress like soldiers.”
The IDF has a dress-code policy in place that allows for soldiers to wear military fatigues, but soldiers who are injured or deployed in combat are not allowed to wear them.
Soldiers can wear helmets, but not masks.
The dress code also prohibits soldiers from wearing any other clothing than uniforms.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that in a letter sent to the Times that it has established a special command for female soldiers, and that “we are actively looking for new ways to provide a uniform to women soldiers, while maintaining the standards and norms that we have established for the military.”
The commandants have said that they are reviewing the dress-codes policy to ensure it is “appropriate for the needs of our troops,” according to the statement from the IDF.