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January 30, 2015 / 10 Shevat, 5775
 
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'THERE'S ALWAYS HOPE'

He Gave His Arm for Israel and Is Back in Action

Hamas terrorists blew off the left arm of Captain Ziv Shilon in an October roadside bomb attack at the Gaza border. Shilon now is back in action after “a very long journey.”
Captain Ziv Shilon Reunited with his soldiers

Captain Ziv Shilon Reunited with his soldiers
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The IDF officer who lost his arm in a Hamas terrorist attack at the Gaza border in October has returned to duty with an artificial arm, which he used to hug his soldiers as he presented them with their combat soldier pins.

The Givati officer lost his arm while on a routine patrol along the Gaza security fence. His courage amazed even the most senior IDF officers, who were overwhelmed by his ability to somehow fire back at the terrorists, using one arm and his face to hold his rifle.

Shilon never doubted he would reunite with his soldiers.

Days after losing his arm, he said, “I’m getting better every day. I’ll return to my old self and I’ll make it back to the field. You have to stay optimistic.

“There’s always something to give you hope, a small corner of light at the end of the tunnel. It’s something you understand during combat service. When you’re at the 79th kilometer out of an 80 kilometer journey, you start counting the trees around you. When you get to the 100th tree, you know you made some progress.

“It’s the same with the injury. It’s a journey, a very long journey.”

Today, only three months later, he is back in the ranks of the IDF.

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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2 Responses to “He Gave His Arm for Israel and Is Back in Action”

  1. Chaiya Eitan says:

    Wow….Kol HaKavod to him!

  2. Stephanie Taylor says:

    Our hero!

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