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.

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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.