?Good news: Hero IDF officer wounded by sniper fire from Gaza released from hospital
Bar Vaknin, an IDF officer who was shot by a Hamas terrorist on the Gaza border back in July, was finally released from Soroka Medical Center, after a long rehabilitative period.
Vaknin was wounded when a Muslim terrorist in Gaza fired at IDF troops under the cover of 20 children that were sent towards the border fence as decoy.
The hero soldier asked ‘When am I going back to Gaza?’ and did not want to be evacuated because he was worried about his soldiers being left alone. ‘My soldiers are here, I’m not going,’ he told paramedics.
According to an initial investigation, Muslim terrorists opened fire on IDF troops from the Givati Brigade’s Tzabar Infantry Battalion who were conducting routine operations near the border fence when they were called to disperse a “bait” riot staged by children to lure soldier within the sniper’s range.
The officer was taken to the Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheva in serious-to-moderate condition in July.