The soldier who tackled a Palestinian Authority terrorist and was stabbed has been identified as Yoav Lightman.

He was one of several soldiers who confronted a group of Palestinian Authority Arabs who were trying to sneak across the security fence near the Oranit crossing east of Tel Aviv.


Lightman suffered light to moderate wounds. The terrorist was captured, and as seen below, Lightman is recovering nicely.

Today;s IDF hero, Cpl. Yoav Lightman.

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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.