Christian IDF Soldiers Wish You a Merry Christmas

Three Christian IDF (Zahal) soldiers protecting the Israel-Gaza border share their thoughts on celebrating Christmas. They serve in the Bedouin Reconnaissance Battalion, one of our most diverse combat units. Serving alongside Bedouins, Muslims, Jews, and Druze, these soldiers sure know the meaning of “holiday spirit.”

Sgt. Fadi Khurani

Christian IDF Soldiers Wish You a Merry Christmas

“Before going off to celebrate Christmas with my family, I’ll sit here with the guys and tell them all about the holiday. In our battalion, there’s no difference between Bedouins, Christians, Jews, or Muslims. We all eat together, sleep together, and celebrate together.

Lt. Ruhi Dabas

Christian IDF Soldiers Wish You a Merry Christmas

“Two years ago, I spent Christmas on base during officers course. I put a little plant in my room and decorated it like a Christmas tree. Everyone thought it was great.”

Christian IDF Soldiers Wish You a Merry Christmas

“I’m the only Christian in my company, so everyone is very thoughtful. We all teach each other about our different holidays and traditions. We all have a lot more in common than we think we do.”

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