Captain Ella Waweya on the Lebanese border. (Twitter/IDF) (Twitter/IDF)
Captain Ella Waweya

Meet Ella Waweya, the highest-ranked Muslim woman in the IDF, as well as other Israeli women proudly defending their country in the IDF.

Contrary to what the world thinks, hundreds of Christian and Muslim Arab-Israelis volunteer to serve in the army and national service, despite not being required to by law.

Not only are Arab-Israeli men serving in the IDF, but so are women – some in high-ranking positions!

Meet Ella Waweya, the highest-ranked Muslim woman in the IDF, as well as other Israeli women proudly defending their country in the IDF.