Shimon Shalev, father of paratrooper Sgt. Shahar Shalev hy”d, spoke Sunday about his son, who succumbed to his wounds today after being critically wounded during Operation Protective Edge.
"We received our boy for one and a half months as a gift,” he said, “because his friends were killed in that battle and we had the time to say goodbye to him. This is the price for our being here, it is the kind of price that has to be paid and there is no alternative, unfortunately. “