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Israeli women soldiers have "right stuff" for border watch

Israeli platoon commander Racheli Levantal (2nd R) of the Karakal ground Battalion, made up of male and female combat soldiers, shouts instructions during a training session at a military base in southern Israel, in this February 12, 2007 file picture. Team Mor is a spotter unit on Israel's fenced-off border with Egypt, deployed at night to intercept would-be infiltrators from the lawless Sinai desert. Like dozens of others along the tense divide, it is all-female. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte/Files

Israeli platoon commander Racheli Levantal (2nd R) of the Karakal ground Battalion, made up of male and female combat soldiers, shouts instructions during a training session at a military base in southern Israel, in this February 12, 2007 file...more

Israeli platoon commander Racheli Levantal (2nd R) of the Karakal ground Battalion, made up of male and female combat soldiers, shouts instructions during a training session at a military base in southern Israel, in this February 12, 2007 file picture. Team Mor is a spotter unit on Israel's fenced-off border with Egypt, deployed at night to intercept would-be infiltrators from the lawless Sinai desert. Like dozens of others along the tense divide, it is all-female. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte/Files
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Israeli platoon commander Racheli Levantal (L) of the Karakal ground Battalion, made up of male and female combat soldiers, checks a soldier's weapon during a training session at a military base in southern Israel, in this February 12, 2007 file picture. Team Mor is a spotter unit on Israel's fenced-off border with Egypt, deployed at night to intercept would-be infiltrators from the lawless Sinai desert. Like dozens of others along the tense divide, it is all-female. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte/Files

Israeli platoon commander Racheli Levantal (L) of the Karakal ground Battalion, made up of male and female combat soldiers, checks a soldier's weapon during a training session at a military base in southern Israel, in this February 12, 2007 file...more

Israeli platoon commander Racheli Levantal (L) of the Karakal ground Battalion, made up of male and female combat soldiers, checks a soldier's weapon during a training session at a military base in southern Israel, in this February 12, 2007 file picture. Team Mor is a spotter unit on Israel's fenced-off border with Egypt, deployed at night to intercept would-be infiltrators from the lawless Sinai desert. Like dozens of others along the tense divide, it is all-female. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte/Files
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An Egyptian soldier stands guard on a watchtower on the border between Israel and Egypt, some 30 km (19 miles) north of Eilat, in this November 29, 2010 file picture. Team Mor is a spotter unit on Israel's fenced-off border with Egypt, deployed at night to intercept would-be infiltrators from the lawless Sinai desert. Like dozens of others along the tense divide, it is all-female. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Files

An Egyptian soldier stands guard on a watchtower on the border between Israel and Egypt, some 30 km (19 miles) north of Eilat, in this November 29, 2010 file picture. Team Mor is a spotter unit on Israel's fenced-off border with Egypt, deployed at...more

An Egyptian soldier stands guard on a watchtower on the border between Israel and Egypt, some 30 km (19 miles) north of Eilat, in this November 29, 2010 file picture. Team Mor is a spotter unit on Israel's fenced-off border with Egypt, deployed at night to intercept would-be infiltrators from the lawless Sinai desert. Like dozens of others along the tense divide, it is all-female. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Files
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An Egyptian watchtower is seen close to the construction site of a barrier on the border between Israel and Egypt along Israel's Highway 12, a desert road north of the Red Sea resort of Eilat, in this February 15, 2012 file picture. Team Mor is a spotter unit on Israel's fenced-off border with Egypt, deployed at night to intercept would-be infiltrators from the lawless Sinai desert. Like dozens of others along the tense divide, it is all-female. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/Files

An Egyptian watchtower is seen close to the construction site of a barrier on the border between Israel and Egypt along Israel's Highway 12, a desert road north of the Red Sea resort of Eilat, in this February 15, 2012 file picture. Team Mor is a...more

An Egyptian watchtower is seen close to the construction site of a barrier on the border between Israel and Egypt along Israel's Highway 12, a desert road north of the Red Sea resort of Eilat, in this February 15, 2012 file picture. Team Mor is a spotter unit on Israel's fenced-off border with Egypt, deployed at night to intercept would-be infiltrators from the lawless Sinai desert. Like dozens of others along the tense divide, it is all-female. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/Files
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