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  8/21/2014, Av 25, 5774

Badly Wounded Hero Had Shielded Children

A man who was seriously wounded by a Hamas rocket Thursday had been shielding children with his own body.

The attack took place at about 10:20 a.m., at one of the communities in the Eshkol region.

MDA paramedic Oren Vacht, who treated the man before his evacuation to hospital, described him as having been hit in the chest by a shell fragment, “fully conscious and in great pain.”