Related Rule
Israel
Practice Relating to Rule 136. Recruitment of Child Soldiers
In 2008, in its initial report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child under the 2000 Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, Israel stated: “The minimum age in which the State of Israel permits voluntary recruitment into its armed forces is 17 years of age”. 
Israel, Initial report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child under the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, 15 April 2009, UN Doc. CRC/C/OPAC/ISR/1, submitted 18 March 2008, § 5.
Israel further stated: “There are no legal options to lower the recruitment age, in times of emergency”. 
Israel, Initial report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child under the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, 15 April 2009, UN Doc. CRC/C/OPAC/ISR/1, submitted 18 March 2008, § 27.