Evacuating the wounded (illustration)
Evacuating the wounded (illustration)Flash 90

Residents of the Samaria town of Itamar are praying for the recovery of Mordechai Yemin, a resident of the town and IDF soldier who was seriously wounded on Thursday by mortar shells fired by Gaza terrorists.

Yemin was wounded while in the Eshkol Regional Council area, near Kerem Shalom, in an attack that left another soldier lightly wounded as well.

The soldier from Itamar suffered from a head wound and was hospitalized in the Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva.

Former Chief IDF Rabbi Avichai Ronski on Friday morning went to visit Yemin in the hospital, and asked Arutz Sheva to request that the public pray for the full recovery of the soldier, whose full Hebrew name is: Mordechai Chai Ben Bracha Yehudit.

Afterwards Rabbi Ronski was to visit the Tze'elim IDF base in the Negev to support and strengthen the IDF soldiers conducting Operation Protective Edge.

Twenty Itamar residents have been murdered by terrorists over the years, proportionally the largest toll in Israel relative to the size of the community

In early May new synagogue in the town, built in memory of the 20 Itamar victims, was used for the first time for Israeli Independence Day.

Likewise, a new neighborhood, "Nofei Aroma," was dedicated in the community last month.