Remembering Israel’s Fallen Heroes: Sgt. Joseph Gitarts

Stand for Israel  |  January 6, 2024

IDF soldiers, northern Gaza Strip, war, Israel-Hamas war
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Just about to return home after service, this brave hero was killed during battle in Gaza and wrote a letter saying, “Mom and Dad, I have no regrets,” reports The Times of Israel:

Gitarts was killed after an anti-tank missile hit the tank he was driving in south Gaza. He died on the scene, and the three other soldiers who were with him in the tank were unharmed…

When the soldiers were informed that their battalion would soon enter Gaza to battle Hamas in the south, Gitarts wrote a letter to his parents to be delivered to them in case he did not return alive…

“I love you very much and I am proud that you are my parents. You gave me a lot. I had a very interesting, happy, unique life. My death only highlights it,” he continued. “Undoubtedly, you are in deep pain. But you will manage it. I would like it a lot. It is the main thing that I want. Both of you have many close people who will support you. Please, find something positive in all of this. Spend time with your grandchildren. Help Israel. I am OK.”