Shadi Ibrahim receives award at hospital
Shadi Ibrahim receives award at hospitalIDF Spokesperson

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi, and the commander of the "Iron Footprints" Formation Maj. Gen. David Sungo on Wednesday presented an award for distinguished service to First Sergeant Shadi Ibrahim at Soroka Hospital.

Ibrahim, 20, from the village of Sajur, was seriously injured in the ramming attack in the Mount Hevron area two weeks ago, and taken to Soroka Hospital where he was treated and underwent operation.

Prior to the attack, Shadi was informed that he had been chosen as a distinguished soldier of his army division for 2020 for his commendable work.

Due to the injury and surgery, the did not attend the ceremony last week.

A few days ago, the fighter left the intensive care unit after undergoing several surgeries and the doctors were also forced to cut off his leg.

In a video from his hospital bed, Ibrahim said: "I have left intensive care, now everything is fine with me. I'm fine. I love you - even those who sent me messages and couldn't answer him. I send you greetings from here."

When he woke up after days of being unconscious, he told his family, "I know I lost a leg - I want to go back to the army."