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  8/29/2014, Elul 3, 5774

Watch: Wounded Hero Saved Wife and Son from Shrapnel


Jehan Berman, an oleh (immigrant) to Israel from Belgium, heroically saved his wife and son last Thursday by sheltering them with his body from mortar shrapnel, and in the process suffered serious wounds to his back.

Speaking to IDF Blog, Berman recounts that the incident happened during a birthday party for his three-year-old son at his kindergarten in Avshalom, a community in the Eshkol Regional Council. They didn't have time to reach the bomb shelter, at which point Berman made a selfless sacrifice for his family.