Central District Commander Nitzan Allon presented a certificate of merit, Sunday to Sergeant Gal Weingarten of Lavi battalion of the Kefir anti-terror unit. During a ceremony at the Ariel Cultural Center, Sgt. Weingarten was cited for keeping his cool and demonstrating courage and resourcefulness after he was wounded by terrorists.
In Mid-March, during an operation to arrest a terror suspect, Weingarten suffered a slashed throat when attacked by two terrorists. According to the citation, "Gal understood he was attacked by terrorists and had to open fire. With his throat slashed and seriously wounded, he got into position to shoot, opened fire and scored accurate hits on the terrorists." One was killed and the other was wounded.