A. an officer in the IDF has wowed audiences in the United States during Operation Protective Edge, presenting Israel's case during the current conflict.
"I know that Hamas terrorists chose to hide in schools and hospitals, forcing 18-year-old Israeli soldiers to make the hardest decisions possible," says A., whose name cannot be revealed at the request of the IDF.
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"And no other army will have done a better job," he continues, earning a loud round of applause. "My friends and I maintain the highest moral standards, not out of fear of the international community, but because this is what we were taught at home and in school - that every life is precious."
A., from Ashdod, served as a combat soldier in the Egozi Brigade, in an anti-terror unit. He also served as a combat intelligence officer in the Golani Brigade.
He fought in the previous two operations in Gaza, but this time has found himself fighting for Israel on a different front, as he is in the US studying at Brandeis.