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American Israeli Stabbing Victim Will Still Join IDF

American Israeli teen stabbing victim - in hospital with bandage on back - will still join IDF (Photo: screen capture/ynet)

The victims of one of this weekend's terror attacks in Israel was an American teen who recently made aliyah (immigrated). The Times of Israel reports that despite the wounds the boy suffered, he won't let his injuries keep him from serving in the IDF:

The 17-year-old victim of a stabbing attack in Jerusalem on Saturday afternoon is a recent US immigrant to Israel, who says the incident will not deter him from joining the Israel Defense Forces.

The teen, who left his ultra-Orthodox family in Brooklyn for Israel just over a month ago, told the Ynet news website he hopes to enlist in the IDF’s top commando unit, Sayeret Matkal.

“I was stabbed, but I’ll still enlist in the army and give it my all,” he said. “I’m not afraid of anything.”

The teen said that he and a friend were surrounded by dozens of Arab youths as they returned from the Western Wall on Saturday afternoon...

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