Captain Who Lost His Arm Gets Married

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wishes a "Mazel Tov" to Captain Ziv Shilon and his fiancée.

Orly Harari ,

Ziv Shilon in hospital (archive)
Ziv Shilon in hospital (archive)
GPO photo

Captain Ziv Shilon, who was badly wounded in a Hamas attack near Gaza in October 2012 and lost his arm, on Tuesday married his fiancée, Adi, in the city of Ofakim.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu recorded a video greeting for the newlyweds which was shown during the wedding ceremony.

"I am very excited. I remember visiting you, Ziv, after your injury, and being so deeply impressed by your valor, your spirit, your personality, and I must tell you - also from your family,” he said.

“I was also impressed with your deep connection with Adi and from the love you share, from the fact that you take life and move forward despite the pain,” added Netanyahu.

“I want to congratulate you and wish you on behalf of myself and my wife, Sarah, that you live in a happy partnership, you deserve it. Mazel Tov.”

Shilon’s proposal to Adi was a moving one as well, as it came last February at the Friends of the IDF (FIDF) annual conference in Miami.

Shilon, who gave a speech about his injury and the long rehabilitation, surprised Adi at the end of his speech, and proposed to her in front of the 1,500 people who attended the conference.