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Female IDF soldier cited for stopping jihadi attack

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December 25, 2012 20:20

A female IDF soldier from the Caracal Battalion received a citation for bravery on Tuesday during a ceremony in Tel Aviv, for her role in thwarting a cross-border attack by a Salafi jihad cell from Sinai.

Cp. S. arrived at the scene of the attack swiftly and opened fire on the attackers, killing a suspect during the September attack. She received the award from OC Southern Command Maj.-Gen. Tal russo.



"I don't feel like a hero," she said after the ceremony. "Everyone is a hero and does their job. Now too, on the on the border."

The soldier added, "You don't hesitate... you know what you have to do. There's no room to think or to make mistakes."

The soldier was embraced by the sister of Cpl. Natanel Yahalomi, who was shot dead while firing on the terrorists.

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