Daniel, 19, made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) from Germany in 2014. He took part in Mechina, a Fellowship-supported Pre-Army Leadership program, and then joined the elite Maglan paratroopers unit.
The day after his induction, Daniel and several other soldiers were invited to the home of the units' Welfare Services Officer. As the soldiers were leaving, a terrorist ran over Daniel and another soldier in a vehicular attack.
Unfortunately, Daniel's friend was trapped under the wheels of the car. Because he had fractured his foot, Daniel could not get away either. As this happened, the terrorist got out of the car and attacked Daniel with a knife. Fortunately, someone else arrived on the scene and shot the terrorist – saving Daniel's life.
Because of the injuries he sustained, Daniel has been told that he won't be able to return to his unit as a combat soldier. However, he will be able to return in a combat-support role. He's currently on leave from the army for four months, after which the IDF will determine his military future.
Now all Daniel can do is wait for his body to heal. As part of The Fellowship’s support of wounded soldiers, we gave him a $1,000 grant.
Daniel feels very appreciative to The Fellowship for standing with him through his injury. "I want to thank The Fellowship for this wonderful contribution. It simply shows us that we're not alone. That may be even more important than the helpful grant.”