Moving Meeting

Moving: Father Meets His Paratrooper Son and Bursts into Tears

A fighter from a paratrooper battalion met his father after 75 days and the meeting between them did not leave a single dry eye. At the meeting, the father hugged his son and asked God that all the soldiers would return safely.

(Photo: Dotan Vaknin)

After 75 days of fighting, a fighter from a paratrooper battalion left Gaza and came to meet his father. The video in which the son is seen surprising his father, captured the web and the sight of the ultra-Orthodox father hugging his son for several minutes in a row and being moved along with him - did not leave a single dry eye.

The meeting of the father with his son (Video: Dotan Vaknin)

In the video, the father is seen looking at his son and thanking God: "Blessed is the good and the benevolent, what a pleasure you are here with us, healthy and whole. May God keep all our soldiers safe and sound and may they all return safe and sound to their father and mother."

As a reminder, after 75 days of fighting and 6 weeks of being inside Gaza, the fighters of the paratrooper brigade went out this week to refresh themselves in the city of the training bases in the south.

After monitoring the IDF's statements to the families of the paratroopers and raising the issue repeatedly, the IDF spokesman was asked about the delay in the departure of the fighters. According to him, "We made a mistake, and we need to correct it. On the other hand, we are in the middle of a war and there are operational constraints, the main of which is the security of our fighters.

"There was a message from Southern Command that the paratroopers went out to freshen up, but again I say this subject to the operational conditions. We will try to ensure that the fighters get what they need, including the strength and energy from home."

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