Injured IDF officer after being shot: ‘My soldiers are here, I’m not going’

The IDF officer who was shot on the border with Gaza initially refused to be evacuated because he did not want to leave his soldiers, Ynet reported. 

By: World Israel News Staff

The IDF officer who was moderately wounded Wednesday evening from Palestinian sniper fire on the border with Gaza asked his doctors when he could go back to Gaza to be with his soldiers, his father said,  Ynet reported.

“‘When am I going back to Gaza?'” the soldier asked. “I told him he’s not going back, and he said his soldiers were alone. He opened his eyes and squeezed my hand tight,” his father said according to Ynet.

The officer’s mother said that her son was “shouting and didn’t want to be evacuated. He said: ‘My soldiers are here, I’m not going,'” she said. “His friends said he wanted to stay with his soldiers because there was a whole mess there.”

Both parents said their son was worried about them and not just his soldiers.

“Dad, I love you. I was hit with a bullet to the stomach,” his father said.

“He told me, ‘Dad, be strong, don’t cry,'” the father added.