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April 24, 2013 3:52 pm

Jewish 100: Izzy Ezagui – Tomorrow

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Izzy Ezagui

Israeli Soldier

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.

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  • Shoshana M

    Go Izzy!! stay determined! We’re proud of you and miss you!! take care of yourself

  • Seth Lefkow

    Izzy: Allow me to salute your bravery and determination. It take guts to do what you have done and are doing.

    I am a Miamian, as you were, and have done ten “hitches” in the Sar-El program (Google it) on various IDF bases from Haifa in the north to Beersheba in the south. I go again in October, and should I be assigned to a base where the Givati Brigade is located, I’d be proud to shake your hand and/or buy you a beer.