PM calls critically injured officer's mom

Netanyahu: State will do everything to assist rehabilitation.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 24, 2012 15:11
Cpt. Ziv Shilon

Cpt. Ziv Shilon 370. (photo credit: Courtesy Facebook)

 
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday called Margalit Shilon, mother of the Cpt. Ziv Shilon, the IDF officer critically wounded by a bomb along the Gaza border on Tuesday.

In a message about the phone call posted on his Facebook page, Netanyahu wrote: "In the course of the conversation I wished Ziv a speedy recovery and told her: There is nothing that can compare to a mother's love for her son, and today the entire nation loves and embraces your child. We will do everything to assist his rehabilitation, and he will recover."

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Shilon was hospitalized on Tuesday in critical condition, and was in stable condition on Wednesday after having lost an arm.  

He was wounded while carrying out a routine patrol near the Gaza border fence. A blast was heard in the vicinity of the incident which the IDF believed was caused by a roadside bomb.

Netanyahu, speaking at the beginning of a meeting with visiting Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, vowed that Israel's response to the bomb attack would be "very hard."

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