November 22, 2005

A GOOD DAY'S WORK:

Paratrooper sniper becomes hero (Margot Dudkevitch and jpost staff, Nov. 22, 2005, THE JERUSALEM POST)

IDF paratrooper Corporal David Markovitch foiled a would-be attack when he killed four Hizbullah operatives carrying an anti-tank missile in the village of Ghahar near South Lebanon on Monday.

Markovitch, a trained sniper, aimed at the rocket, which exploded, killing three of the terrorists. He then shot the fourth, whose body was taken back across the lines by other Hizbullah members. The IDF was holding the other three bodies.

Markovitch, who was drafted eight months ago, was described by an Israel Radio interviewer as "not especially large or threatening, even with a helmet on his head," and was eager to praise his commander and cohorts when grilled for details.


Posted by Orrin Judd at November 22, 2005 1:35 PM
Comments

Outstanding!

Posted by: pchuck at November 22, 2005 2:19 PM

If you are so inclined:

Adopt a Sniper

Posted by: Rick T. at November 22, 2005 3:04 PM

Righteous!

As in:
-- the righteous use of force in defense of innocent life, and,
-- a righteous piece of shooting.

Posted by: Mike Morley at November 22, 2005 3:53 PM

Here in Israel he is a hero! But he isn't a 'Rambo' type hero - he is humble and unassuming, just doing his job.

Posted by: Chaya at November 23, 2005 9:13 AM

Might not have been such a good idea to give out his name.

Posted by: jim hamlen at November 23, 2005 11:33 AM
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