Lt. A. receiving the commendation
Lt. A. receiving the commendationIDF Spokesperson

Judea and Samaria Division Commander Brigadier General Avi Bluth awarded a commendation to Lt. A., who served as a deputy company commander in the Rescue and Training Brigade and neutralized the terrorist who carried out a ramming attack at the Bell checkpoint in November.

The commendation was awarded during the Judea and Samaria Division Commander's commendable soldiers ceremony on Wednesday in Ariel.

On November 2nd, 2022, a terrorist drove to the Maccabim checkpoint outside of Modiin and rammed Lt. A. After ramming the victim, the terrorist exited the vehicle and attempted to hack the soldier with an axe before being shot and killed by the injured IDF officer.

The commendation award was authorized by the head of Central Command.

Judea and Samaria Division Commander Brigadier General Avi Bluth stated: "Despite his severe injury, Lt. A. displayed outstanding resourcefulness and bravery when he cocked his weapon and neutralized the terrorist. With these actions, he prevented harm to the soldiers in the post. His work in the complex situation he ran into showed the determination and professionality expected from the soldiers of the IDF. The officer was composed and exact while displaying determination by protecting his soldiers and the citizens of the state of Israel."