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December 25, 2012 12:01 pm

Female IDF Soldier Gets Medal for Stopping Terrorist Attack from Egypt

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Female IDF Cpl. S. from the Caracal Battalion. Photo: Facebook.

A female Israel Defense Forces soldier who was instrumental in stopping a terrorist incursion from Egypt earlier this year received a medal from the IDF’s GOC Southern Command on Tuesday.

The soldier, identified only as Cpl. S., is from the mixed-gender Caracal Battalion. She received nationwide praise when she pressed forward against a group of terrorists who infiltrated Israel through the Egyptian border, and in the ensuing firefight took down a terrorist. The terrorist attack claimed the life of Artillery Corps Cpl. Netanel Yahalomi.

The soldier’s mother told Israel Hayom she was filled with pride. “We are very excited [for the ceremony], the whole family is. I am proud of my daughter, proud of my country. She fulfilled her duty as a fighter and prevented a disaster that could have led to the deaths of many soldiers,” she said.

Since the incident, Cpl. S. has been in close contact with the family of the fallen soldier Yahalomi.

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