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'I Did Everything to Defend My Commanding Officer'

Corporal M (Photo: IDF)

Yesterday, Stand for Israel told you about a stabbing attack that a terrorist carried out on the IDF in Hebron. Now, Ynet News' Yoav Zitun talks to the heroic soldier who stopped the attack from being worse than it was:

Cpl. M. serves as a combat service support driver in the IDF, but believes that despite not being a combat soldier himself, "a soldier must react like this; it doesn't matter if he's a cook or a paratrooper."

Cpl. M. was touring the area near the Cave of the Patriarchs with his commanding officer when he "heard three calls of 'Allahu Akbar.' I turned my head, and there, a meter away, I saw the terrorist holding a sharp object in his hand and jump me. I fought him, and during the fight I was stabbed in my chest and hand..."

When the terrorist moved the scissors he was attacking Cpl. M. with from one hand to the other, the soldier saw an opportunity. "I took a few steps back, and he tried to stab me in the gut," he said. "In that time, I quickly cocked my rifle and shot at him to neutralize him."

"After I shot him, I made sure he wouldn't be able to get up again and stab. The entire incident lasted maybe two minutes," he added...

Cpl. M., who received praise from his commanders for his quick action, joined the IDF 11 months ago. He serves in the Hebron District Coordination and Liaison Administration (DCL).

"I'm always alert, because I don't know where (the threat) can come from. This isn't Tel Aviv or Be'er Sheva, you have to be alert all the time," Cpl. M. said...

Tags: IDF , Terrorism

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