Ethan: Heroes of light last summer.

סמ”ר אלמוג יוצא מהצללים. צילום: אביטל רחייב, דובר צה”ל

.. .That the bombing, thwarted the technician breached the perimeter fence to the Gaza Strip and the medic who fights for the lives of his comrades under fire in honor of Hanukkah holiday, heroes of operation “Cliff” exposed

תאריך: 19/12/2014, 15:23    
מחבר: גילי קופר, יפתח כרמלי ונטע לוי, אתר צה”ל

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On Hanukkah we remember the heroic stories of the Maccabees who so ever occurred, back in those days and in that time. But maybe you don’t need to keep so in search
Other heroes: military activity, especially when fighting, reserving a few war stories. “Cliff” was filled with such stories–moments of their soldiers and soldiering has saved lives, led to operational achievements and prevented
Natural disasters.

These stories are heroes with mythological figures, but flesh and blood people who acted quickly and calmly in difficult situations, often under imminent danger to their lives. This is .. airnuta whose inevitable mega-terror attack in the Gaza Strip; The technician who broke the
The Gaza perimeter fence under heavy fire; The medic who fights for the lives of his friends in danger of his own life. A special project for IDF site brings you three stories that took place these days, this summer.

Early detection prevented giant attack

On 17 July, 2014, the first day of the ground operation in operation cliff “, Sergeant Ronnie Jackson sat across from one of the observation posts in a real situation It was 4:15 a.m., and Jackson, who scanned the Israel-Gaza border,
Suddenly a hotspot with camera scanned the area. “I did not ‘ zoom ‘ and saw a man lying on the floor. This seems confusing, but realized it was not a soldier, “she says. After further medical observation position was towards the point, Sergeant Jackson
-It is a bomber from Hamas’s tunnel. “At first it was a shock,” she admits. “Talked to us about the tunnels, and prepared us for this, but a scenario out of the tunnel-it’s the biggest event that can happen,” explains.

Just a minute away is the IDF patrol force, and given the order to go out in the field.
In order to run the event and to thwart terrorists who took it out of the opening.
A few minutes later, the tunnel has already been bombed by Israeli aircraft. “What
He was so good at this early detection, “explains Sergeant Jackson. “It would be an event of this magnitude, it’s hard to imagine at all – terrorists could reach the kibbutzim in the area, or just gathering areas for soldiers in the sector”.

Ethan: Heroes of light last summer.

Sergeant Jackson situation. Photo: IDF

A total of 13 terrorists came from the same tunnel that reached near Kibbutz Kerem Shalom crossing area, storm and Sandy were to withdraw their homes for fear of terrorist infiltration. “We try to develop relationships with the people around biishovim
– For the holidays we organize candle with them “, says Sergeant Jackson,” but I know we do our job best when they don’t even know we
Here. Since the offer already got back to normal. Our Regiment for years here, and we don’t take your eyes off.

Standing at the gate.

Cut set sounds like a simple task–but if it under heavy fire. Sgt. Almog breached the Gaza perimeter fence in the bottom entry
During operation “Cliff”. Sgt. Almog, advance warning systems technician at a handful of Gaza Division Division, did it in minutes with his squad.

The set was accompanied by a heavy fire. “The one thing that crossed my mind is that preserving the element of surprise of the IDF was up to us, how fast and accurate finish work,” explained the Warrior. “The second I finished the job and told about it in the beginning.”

“At the moment, I haven’t seen much. And tishtcho my dust, stones, flew
All the explosions and crackling ears and got me to concentrate, “said Sgt. Almog. “Something in the adrenaline kept me going. I was disconnected from the situation and just concentrated on the task.

Ethan: Heroes of light last summer.

Sgt. funky coral candle of Hanukkah. Photo: Avital rheib, IDF spokesperson

Full understanding of where he was yet penetrated After
Already out of danger. “When you’re sitting alone in your room after a shower, and you’re a dirty sand and infects the sweat, you can process the experience,” he shared. “It’s a miracle remained alive. We used to work hard and dangerous, but it is impossible to compare the cases we handled during this enormous pressure to you ordering you or ground operation. “

A handful of unit, Sgt. Almog belongs,
On repair and maintenance of the fence as a result of task forces, hostile terrorist activity as IEDs or mortar, and weather damage. “It.
Interesting position with no small risk, “said Sgt. Almog.

“When you get the hands alone.”

When asked if there was one experience he remembers from the last operation, cm daughter, wearing a company command battalion combat engineering Brigade, not taking
A lot of time to think. The answer is seconds, her experience is always there. “I guess I take it with me for life,” he says. “In the morning of Friday, we get an order to go, and a few hours later, on Saturday afternoon. Shoot to our magnn anti-tank missile that hit one ה׳פומות׳. Already standing at the same time outside the car, and as a result of the impact he injured critically. Was the first handler to get to him. “

Cadet second lieutenant bar rahav, Reg, was killed two days after the bottom. The Gaza Strip has entered with the command of the Division. “He was in my platoon Sgt., Keizer. “A minute after starting treatment and also pramdikith. In the same
While we’re still under threat, and the company commander is the isochi smoke and gives maximum protection to allow the best care. There was no fear, “recalled Sgt. Kaiser.

“There was no emotion. I practiced on something and get Tara, workers only.
I didn’t think about anything and just did, “he says. “We did everything we could, everything everything, until the last breath. There were moments when he didn’t believe it, but there are signs that it is impossible to ignore.

Ethan: Heroes of light last summer.

Sgt. Kaiser. Photo: IDF

Moments after losing second lieutenant rahav, cm one battalion fighters Kaiser and told him he can’t stand. “I’m looking at.
Not see anything wrong, “recalls Sgt. Kaiser. Despite the newly passed ordeal, Sgt. Kaiser hasn’t lost focus and professionalism. Quick and thorough action is the guy who created a fragment of thigh and gave him treatment that saved his life.
“The shrapnel penetrated his leg. NES is a few inches from the main vein, the story could end differently, determines the vacation.

After the selection of Kaiser to remain and continue to accompany the platoon. “I didn’t want to leave my soldiers. They are my greatest concern, “he says. After released, plans to continue to: Kaiser medical school.
“I love this job,” he reveals. “It’s a dream Analyzer. For me, it’s a great honor to have the information to save lives. “

Translated from Hebrew

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