Last month, a terrorist drove a truck into a group of IDF cadets, killing four and injuring 15. Now, Ynet News' Yoav Zitun reports that the surviving soldiers have been honored for their courage:
Three weeks after a terrorist crashed a truck into a group of cadets in Jerusalem, killing four, the new officers' graduation ceremony took place in the southern desert town of Mitzpe Ramon. The officers who were injured in the attack received a special honor, when they were awarded platoon commander pins for their bravery and action.
The officers' ceremony honored the memory of Erez Orbach, Yael Yakutiel, Shir Hajaj and Shira Tzur, who were all killed in the attack.
"This is a moving ceremony, but one that is incomplete," said GOC Commander Maj. Gen. Kobi Barak. "We have with us those injured in the attack. You represent the triumph of the special, victorious spirit that we in the IDF carry with us. During the attack in Jerusalem, we witnessed the striving for contact and taking on responsibility that are expected from our commanders and cadets. This is the basis of our moral actions as soldiers and commanders in the IDF, and for this reason we will always be victorious..."