Tribute : Israel’s Heroes
Golani Staff-Sergeant Dvir Emanuelof (22), the first fatality of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead’s ground incursion. Emanuelof was killed after a mortar shell landed in proximity to his patrol, injuring 19 other soldiers as well. It was said of Dvir that “he knew he was fighting for a great cause. He was confident and had faith in the military, in his commanders and in this country. He wasn’t afraid. He wasn’t gung-ho to fight, but it was important for him to protect people.”
Michael Levin was 21 years old when he fell fighting for the country he loved: Israel. His memory and courage live on in the thousands of lone soldiers who continue down the path Michael set – to make Aliyah, to serve in the IDF, and to build a life in the land of Israel.
Maj. Eliraz Peretz, 32, of Eli was killed in an exchange of fire with terrorists who were planting explosives along the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip.Golani Brigade Commander Col. Avi Peled eulogized Peretz and said: “When I first saw you as a young platoon commander, I saw a man and a commander who loved the country and his fellow man more than anything. We were all shocked when we heard that you were hurt. It is unfathomable that something like that can happen.” “On second thought, you were always out in front of your soldiers, it was bound to be you who would be hit first,” Peled added. Eliraz’s brother Avichai also eulogized him and said: “You did not go to the army in order to sever the lives of others but to continue the life of the Nation of Israel.”
A message from the producer of this video :
Thank you Israel’s Heroes for choosing* to defend, protect and fight for your people but most importantly for being strong and courageous men and women who put everything on the line – your life – so that there can be a future .
This is my tribute to you all and I just want to say : Thank God for each and everyone of you …
God is always with all of you …. don’t ever forget that…
Edward F. Villa
Title: Heartbreak Lullaby [Ray Hedges 7″ Mix]
Album: Teen Spirit
Picture and Video sources: From around the web
Pictures are of the People and Land of : Israel
Video Editing by Edward F. Villa