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Soldiers Speak Out

Soldiers Speak Out

Hear the real voices of Israeli soldiers.


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Inon is a 25 year-old law and government student. He served as a lieutenant in the Golani brigade for four years and now serves in the IDF reserves. He fought in the second Lebanon War in 2006 leading troops in the battle against Hizbollah. Inon recounts how he and his unit were in combat with Hizbollah terrorists in Lebanon when they saw an elderly woman shouting out in pain. As he approached her with a medic to try and treat her, they realized she was wired to a suicide bomb belt and was being used by Hizbollah as a human trap for the soldiers. "This is what we are up against," says Inon.


Pinchas, age 29, is a Politcal Science student. He served in an elite IDF infantry unit and today performs almost 70 days of reserve service each year. During the operation against Hamas in Gaza, his unit was called to duty for additional service. Pinchas speaks about finding rocket launchers in a Palestinian ambulance and escorting a terrorist bomb-maker who then helped the soldiers discover explosives which were hidden under civilian facilities such as schools and clinics.


Ran is a 25 year-old law student and a sergeant-major in the Israeli army reserves. Ran spends at least 45 days a year doing reserve duty in the IDFs special forces unit known as Maglan. As part of his mandatory reserve duty, Ran has fought Palestinian terrorists in Jenin and other terrorist strongholds in the West Bank. He was also part of the IDF ground forces that fought Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon in the summer of 2006. Ran tells of the time he and his men risked their lives to rescue a nine-year old Palestinian girl used by Palestinian terrorists to entrap Israeli soldiers.

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April 25, 2009

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Visitor Comments: 16

(16) channah, June 15, 2009 1:43 PM

Thank you soldiers of israel

Shalom, I lived in Israel for 2 years. During that time i got to see how much Israeli soldiers do and how important they are. Israeli soldiers, you are so brave. Because of you I have a land to return to one day. I want you to know that I and many other people are so gratefull for your bravery and sacrifices. I hope Hashem will watch over you and guard you wherever you are...

(15) fairy, May 6, 2009 9:36 AM


hello from lebanon, first of all im not a christian or a muslim and im from greece. i was in lebanon during that war, it was horrbile. im am not with hizbolah theyre just stupid fanatics. i want to say that there are many people here willing to make peace with Israel, and that not all of us are stupid enough to follow hizbollah. and the war of 2006 was VS hizbollah(an illegal weaponed politic partie) not vs lebanon!please if youre from israel, know that not all of us are crazy fanatics. ps: dnt know if this message is gna show. but if it is im sure theyre going to remove it soon

(14) Moshe Raymond, May 3, 2009 7:46 PM

Having served 22 years in the U S NAVY I can relate to all of the soldiers experiences. May G-d look out for you all and keep you safe always. Iserved in Korea and Viet Nam. Bless you.

(13) Elizabeth Miller, April 30, 2009 6:43 PM

Thank you for telling your stories. I do not understand why the "free press" seeks to villify Israel at every opportunity. The same free press that never condemns the actions of terrorists nor the treatment of women under Muslim regimes.

(12) Joshua, April 29, 2009 3:06 PM

Thanks I am Touched

may hasham be with you and your familles thanks from the bettam of my hart words cant say enough what you guys are doing for us thanks you and toda lcam

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