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  8/13/2014, Av 17, 5774

Captain Fought 3 Weeks in Gaza with Bullet in Leg


In a remarkable example of courage, a young IDF captain shocked doctors after it was found he had been fighting for three weeks in Gaza unaware that he had a bullet lodged in his leg.

The soldier, identified by Walla! only by the initial M., is a 26-year-old student from Jerusalem. He was injured on July 17, the first night of combat in Operation Protective Edge, when his paratrooper unit was given the order to advance on Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza. However, it was not until the 72-hour ceasefire last Tuesday that M. was evacuated to Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva, where medical crews were stunned as x-rays revealed he had been battling Hamas terrorists with a bullet in his leg the entire time.