Last week, when three terrorists launched a deadly attack on Israeli military personnel at the border with Egypt, a female IDF soldier returned fire and killed one of the terrorists. Now, her identity has been revealed following Israeli media interviews including one by Channel 2 News.
“All of a sudden we heard a female soldier shout on the radio ‘We’re under fire.’ I then told the driver to drive to her location,” she said while recalling the moments she was informed of the attack. “We didn’t know what to expect. It was the battalion’s first encounter with terrorists.”
When she arrived with her battalion at the scene of the attack, it was already too late for Netanel Yahalomi.
“I didn’t think twice. I jumped out of the hummer and did what had to be done. I ran under fire until I reached Netanel, but when I saw his condition, I told my commander there was nothing we could do to save him and we must move on,” she said. “After we shot the terrorists I returned to the second wounded person, Mati, and I told him, ‘Stay strong, you’re a hero.’”
The female soldier says she initially wanted to become a paramedic but eventually decided to enter a combat role.
Below is a screenshot of the soldier, who helped stop the attack that lead to the death of an Israeli Corporal, during her interview with Channel 2.