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Israel’s Soldiers Prepare for Passover

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Like all Israelis, IDF soldiers are readying for Passover – and that means both preparing to observe this biblical holiday and preparing to keep Israel and her people safe as they celebrate:

“We’re protecting the civilians who are sitting around their Passover table, safeguarding the city of Modi’in, of Maccabim-Reut. Tel Aviv is 30 minutes away. We are really protecting entire families who sit down for the meal,” said he officer. “Suddenly, this gives the soldiers real significance.”

In the lead-up to the Passover preparations, “everyone is getting into the spirit, offering to bring cups and plates. In addition to dealing with our ongoing missions, we are organizing a seder that is truly significant,” the deputy commander said. “My wife and children will celebrate the seder with me on base. I have a nuclear family, but they are an inseparable [part] of the Ram Battalion family.”

Asked about prior security alerts in the lead-up to Passover, Diler said that “the battalion is ready. We know our challenges and our missions. We are truly prepared. If you ask the soldiers, they understand the threat and believe it will arrive. We are not surprised. When you’re prepared, you win.”

Tags: Holidays , IDF

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