He Fulfilled His Mission, Now He’s Fighting for His Life

The Fellowship  |  March 19, 2019

Alexander Dvorsky smiling directly into the camera

Yesterday, Stand for Israel told you about the two Israelis — one a young IDF soldier, the other a rabbi and father of 12 — who were killed in a brutal terror attack on Sunday. But today, Ynet News’ Israel Moskowitz and Korin Elbaz Alush tell us about the other IDF soldier who was critically injured in the shooting. Alexander Dvorsky made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) and was fighting for his biblical homeland, but is now fighting for his life:

The Israeli soldier who was seriously wounded in a deadly West Bank attack on Sunday—and is now fighting for his life—has been praised by the teachers of his former school as well as the head of his hometown for braving the tough upbringing as an immigrant from Moldova who realised his mission of becoming an IDF fighter.

Alexander Dvorsky, 19, was shot Sunday morning by 20-year-old Omar Abu Lila, who also shot dead 19-year-old Staff Sergeant Gal Keidan and critically wounded 47-year-old Rabbi Achiad Ettinger. The father of 12 succumbed to his wounds in a hospital a day later. Dvorsky remains in a serious condition at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.

“A Zionist soldier who immigrated to Israel alone… and whose family immigrated shortly after, a young boy who fulfilled his mission by enlisting in an IDF combat unit,” said Eyal Betzer, the head of the Jezreel Valley Regional Council, where the soldier first arrived following his move from Moldova…

“The soldier, who is in a very serious condition, underwent surgery and had been moved to the intensive care unit,” said Bellinson Hospital in a statement on Sunday.

President Reuven Rivlin and Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman visited Alexander in hospital.