The commander of the Israel Border Police provided a controversial statement: ‘Females are better than males at sitting in front of screens.’


Shabtai Photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/ Flash 90/ Channel 2 News

Today (Saturday), Commander of the Israel Border Police Yaakov Shabtai stated that “females have an advantage over males in a certain unit- sitting in front of screens for field observations, they have more strength for it.”

“In 1994, the idea of a female combat unit arose,” he said. “Since then, we have been integrating females in all missions and all sectors. You won’t find any units without females.”


Archive Photo credit: Israel Police Spokesperson’s Unit/ Channel 2 News

When asked about the anti-female integration campaigns, Shabtai stated: “There are sensitivities. When you send officers for 42 hours, you won’t put a female and a male in the same post because there are some needs that cannot be done together. There are sensitivities regarding sleeping arrangements but we learned to make the separation.”