Young people are the guardians of Israel's security.
Compulsory conscription at the age of 18 in many ways has a positive influence on young people,
giving them a sense of belonging, responsibility and purpose.
All fighters, as they are commonly referred to, are issued with guns which they have to keep
with them at all times, the rationale being it shows the enemy you are always ready to defend.
A condition of active antagonism exists in Israel.