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August 15, 2014  RSS feed
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Meet Lt. Eitan, a hero of the Gaza conflict

(JTA) — Israelis held their collective breath after learning that an Israeli soldier was believed to have been taken captive through one of the tunnels leading from Gaza to Israel.

Lt. Hadar Goldin was later declared dead based on several factors including the partial remains snatched from the kidnappers by a soldier identified as 2nd Lt. Eitan.

At risk to his life and well aware it was against protocol, Eitan chased the kidnappers through the Gaza tunnel that his Givati Brigade company was in the process of destroying when confronted by the terrorists.

His actions prevented Israel from being caught in a new hostage situation, like the one with soldier Gilad Shalit, for whom the government traded more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.

Eitan left Gaza during a cease-fire and visited Goldin’s home to pay a shiva call even before returning to see his parents, emigres from New York, in Jerusalem.

One person at the meeting described it to Ynet as “chilling and emotional” as Eitan returned to Hadar’s parents some of his personal effects, including his siddur, tefillin and cellphone.


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