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IDF Soldier from New Jersey Wounded in Gaza Fighting

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New Jersey- native Moshe Hirt suffered moderate injuries in the war in Gaza.

New Jersey- native Moshe Hirt suffered moderate injuries in the war in Gaza.
Photo Credit: Courtesy New Jersey Jewish News

A graduate from a New Jersey yeshiva and who now is a paratrooper in the IDF suffered moderate injuries to his head when a retaining wall fell on him in the war on terror in Gaza, the New Jersey Jewish News website reported.

He was identified as Sgt. Moshe Hirt, 21, from Edison, New Jersey and a graduate of the Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva

Hirt underwent surgery and was released to his aunt’s house in Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem.

His parents flew to Israel to be with him, and his mother told New Jersey Jewish News, “He has been in Gaza from the beginning. We are very proud of him, but this is how we raised him. We were not surprised when he told us he was going to Israel to study and join the IDF. We support him 100 percent.

“We are concerned about him and all of Israel… He said he had seen a lot of bad things, but he is strong, like all our soldiers.”

Earlier last week, Baltimore-born Jordan Low suffered smoke inhalation when he was helping his unit escape from a burning building that had been hit by a Hamas rocket.

His father said, “He’s my hero. My two boys have learned to think about others before themselves.”

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.

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  1. I pray he will be alright .

  2. Dora Vidal says:

    Blessings Bendiciones

  3. Mmrs Jacobs says:

    Please get better soon! From bergen county New Jersey!

  4. Brave hero, get well soon!

  5. יְהוָה, יִשְׁמָר-צֵאתְךָ וּבוֹאֶךָ– מֵעַתָּה, וְעַד-עוֹלָם

  6. יְהוָה, יִשְׁמָר-צֵאתְךָ וּבוֹאֶךָ– מֵעַתָּה, וְעַד-עוֹלָם

  7. יְהוָה, יִשְׁמָר-צֵאתְךָ וּבוֹאֶךָ– מֵעַתָּה, וְעַד-עוֹלָם

  8. le deseo un `ronto restablecimiento sin secuelas

  9. Heal soon, brother!

  10. Perry Dortch says:

    Get Well Soon Hero!

  11. Thank you sir!! Steady healing for you!<3

  12. Get well!! Love and support from New Jersey

  13. Linda Gibbs says:

    Get well soon, soldier of God…

  14. Andy Rossell says:

    Thanks , get well soon.

  15. Eva Perl says:

    I wish he vill recover

  16. I wish him a full recovery/ Brave warrior

  17. I hope he is better soon! Very dangerous with this enemy & praying for them every day! <3

  18. May Ha’Shem bless him and keep him and all the soldiers safe.

  19. Olga Pinsky says:

    Get well soon! Xoxo

  20. John Barnes says:

    Good man,fine soldier, and the perfect example, of what Americans feel toward our Brothers,in Israel!

  21. Prayers for his recovery

  22. Brian Thau says:

    Refuah Shelaimah!

  23. I pray this hero will recover in the name of Jesus..amen

  24. Ronnie Pleet says:


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  26. Ali Shah says:

    Get ‘hell’ soon son of YAHOODA.

  27. Get well brave young man… Btw I just. Notice IDF soldiers are way too young.. Are they well trained , and skilled enough for a Combat??

  28. AlisonYochevedFrutkin says:

    Obama has snubbed and turned a blind eye to every american citizen wounded or killed in israel. what a traitor to freedom. If i knew his hebrew name, i would say tehillim for a complete and speedy recovery!

  29. John Gray says:

    The legacy of American Jews who fought in Israel is long and rich – I once worked for two brothers in 1958 who fought there in one of the two first wars for their survival to establish their ancient state.

  30. JaneDishongHollon says:

    God Bless the Idf and the people of Israel.

  31. HaroldCrowe662 says:

    Yes they are very brave boys you very lucky parents.

  32. SimoMohamed says:

    are you sure the god will be whit muslims

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