Sunday, October 05, 2008

IDF Praises Yitzhar's Youth

In a move that has shocked Israel's media, the IDF Shomron Brigade Commander, Itzik Bar awarded an IDF commendation to...a 9-year-old resident of the Yitzhar community, Tuvia Shtatman. 

Three weeks ago at 6 AM on a Saturday morning, a Palestinian terrorist infiltrated the Shalhevet community of Yitzhar and set fire to a home. 

Nine year old Tuvia ran outside to see what was going on and began to alert people that there was a fire. The terrorist saw Tuvia, ran after him, attacked him, and stabbed him repeatedly with a knife. 

Not losing his cool, Tuvia continued to yell for help, and bravely fought off the terrorist, breaking the knife and throwing it to the side.  In response, the terrorist threw Tuvia off a 4 meter (12 foot) embankment, and fled.

Miraculously, Tuvia only suffered minor injuries.

This past Friday at the IDF Shomron headquarters, IDF Commander Itzik Bar presented an IDF commendation to Tuvia and stated, "I am astounded by the bravery and heroism of Yitzhar children -- despite [this young child's] slight build, he determinedly fought with the terrorist." [source]

For some reason, this story has not been picked up by Israel's mainstream media.

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Anonymous said...

This story is unbelievable. How dare that soldier give that instigating little settler an award after the riots he set off.

This officer must be investigated and dismissed immediately.

Avi said...

Wow! This is incredible news. The officer must have done it on his own initiative.

We must remember this guy. One never knows when thanking him for this action might be useful in the future.

Kae Gregory said...

Yes, by all means, thank the soldier quickly before he's dismissed or sent to jail.

RivkA with a capital A said...

The children of yesha are "the best, and the brightest." That's why the left is working so hard to destroy them.....

JoeSettler said...

Peace Now protests the award

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