Interesting thing happened today... Someone from the army (unit friend, not an offical person) called to ask me if I'd be willing to volunteer for the hitnatkut*. It seems that the army is fearing such huge amounts of sarvanim** that they are looking into units which have already done their part.*** The thing is that legally they can't call us without two month notice...which they don't have. So to get around it they want you to volunteer...it seems there is a loophole where if 50% of a unit volunteers they can call up the entire unit. (This law sounds weird to me, but that is what he claimed.)Anyone else getting calls like this? Can anyone confirm the army law, which indeed sounds somewhat fishy?
Considering the general balagan and complete lack of forward planning around disengagement, I wouldn't be suprised if the army was resorting to this. (Although you'd think they'd just issue Tzav 8's nearer the time?**** Perhaps that's considered too traumatic?)
*Hitnatkut -- disengagement
**Sarvanim -- soldiers refusing to serve
***I assume this means, miluim for the year -- which the gentleman who sent the email has done.
**** Emergency reserve duty orders