We here at Stand for Israel are real dog-lovers. So it was with delight that we read this story of a four-footed Israeli hero — and felt for him when we learned of his injuries. Ynet News' Elisha Ben Kimon tells us about Rambo, the Israeli police dog who was seriously wounded while capturing one of the terrorists who committed recent murders in the Holy Land:
Not every police dog has a tale of gunbattles and capturing terrorists, but not every police dog is Rambo.
After hunting the terrorist for months, Yamam, the Israel Police counter-terrorism unit, received concrete intelligence some two weeks ago about the terrorist's hideout in the Askar refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus.
Rambo was immediately sent in to search the property. "We reached the house... and I ordered Rambo to search inside," said A., the sergeant major of command who is Rambo's handler. "We heard gunshots a few seconds later and in that moment I realized that we had found the terrorist, and believed that Rambo was not coming back."
"But then I suddenly saw Rambo coming out of the house and walking toward me…he had a gunshot wound to his neck and shrapnel all over his body. With the help of Yamam paramedics, I evacuated Rambo to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Beit Dagan. I was so happy he was alive, although my thoughts were still with my comrades I had left behind..."