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Heroism in Fight Against Hamas

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Stand for Israel told you about the IDF officer killed in last week's operation against Hamas terrorists in Gaza, a father who was taken from his children as he fought to protect the Holy Land. And now, our friends at JNS and Israel Hayom give us more details about the operation, including the fact that the soldier sacrificed himself to save the lives of his comrades:

...according to available details, IDF special forces ‎‎operating in the southern Gaza town of Khan Younis ‎were discovered by Hamas operatives at a checkpoint. A fierce ‎gunfight erupted, and the Israeli troops found themselves trapped in their vehicle.

Lt. Col. M. reportedly opened fire to draw attention away from his comrades, enabling them to leave their vehicle and charge the enemy.

As a result, Lt. Col. M. was hit by much of the enemy fire.

Another officer made a charge towards Lt. Col. M.’s position to try to save him, and after managing to kill three terrorists who had opened fire at the squad, reached his vehicle, but was badly wounded in the process.

According to the new details, the officer’s action enabled the team to radio for aerial assistance, which arrived within minutes. He and the wounded officer were evacuated under heavy air-force cover, which forced the Hamas gunmen to retreat...

Tags: Hamas , IDF , Gaza

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