Jewish 100: Izzy Ezagui – Tomorrow
by Algemeiner Staff
The Miami native moved to Israel with his family in 2007, at the age of 19, and immediately enlisted in the IDF. The following year, a few weeks after Operation Cast Led broke out, he was guarding the Israeli-Gaza border when a mortar shell hit him directly and ripped his left arm from his body. The IDF, of course, wouldn’t hear of Izzy returning to the line of duty, but he insisted, and two years later he was back in the IDF, serving in the Givati Brigade.